Next Pats Podcast: From where can the Patriots find that diamond in the rough in the draft?


Phil Perry is joined by Emory Hunt, writer for The Athletic and founder of Football Gameplan, to discuss some of the lesser-known talent the Patriots might be interested in in the upcoming NFL Draft.

3:28 - Emory gives us his take on two players out of Princeton University: Wide receiver Jesper Horsted and quarterback John Lovett. The latter of the two has the makeup to potentially play multiple positions at the NFL level.

8:14 - Next, Emory talks about wide receiver Nsimba Webster out of Easter Washington University and compares him to Troy Brown as a versatile player who's a reliable pass-catcher as well as a threat on kick returns.

10:35 - Phil asks about Assumption's Deonte Harris, who Emory calls "the best returner in the draft class period." This leads to a conversation about judging a player's talent if he's going up against below-average opponents.

15:48 - Moving on to running backs, Emory goes through a list of three big backs that might fit into the Patriots system: Desmond Nisby out of Texas Wesleyan, Xavier Turner out of Tarleton State, and Jaymar Anderson out of East Stroudsburg State.

19:40 - Only one tight end to talk about, but Emory has a lot to say about Isaiah Searight out of Fordham, who might be a good complementary piece for the Pats next to Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

22:46 - Phil wraps up his conversation with Emory talking about BJ Blunt, a defensive back out of McNeese State, who could be a similar player to Rodney Harrison.


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