FOXBORO -- The Patriots are loaded with picks on Day 3.
After some wheeling and dealing on Day 2, their Saturday haul includes No. 118, 133 and 134 in the fourth round. They also have No. 239, 243, 246 and 252 in the seventh round.
There's a sizable gap of more than 100 selections between their final fourth-rounder and their first seventh-rounder, and the possibility of a trade (or two...or three) remains. Whether they continue to deal or not, when it comes time for them to pick early in the afternoon on Saturday, there's going to be plenty of talent available to them. "Prototypical Patriots" remain at just about every position.
RYAN FINLEY, QB, NC STATE
Finley has an impressive body of work in a pro-style offense that the Patriots have dipped into in the past. It would come as little surprise if the team is willing to make an investment there at this point in the draft. WATCH: NFL Draft Reel — Ryan Finley
JARRETT STIDHAM, QB, AUBURN
In 2017, Stidham earned Newcomer of the Year and second-team all-conference honors in the SEC. He also beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl that year. After a solid performance at the Senior Bowl, he could represent nice value for the Patriots on Day 3. WATCH: NFL Draft Reel — Jarrett Stidham
BISI JOHNSON, WR, COLORADO STATE
While his 40 time (4.51) didn't quite meet the average the Patriots typically like from their early-round wideouts, Johnson's athleticism is certainly worth a Day 3 choice: 6.88-second three-cone, 4.16-second short-shuttle, 38-inch vert, 124-inch broad jump. He could be an inside-out option at the next level.
EMANUEL HALL, WR, MISSOURI
One of the most impressive athletes at the position this year -- and in the draft in general -- Hall has the speed to stretch the field and the leaping ability and size to make contested catches. He ran a 4.39-second 40, jumped 43.5 inches in the vertical and 141 inches in the broad. That's some explosiveness. He did drop 12 passes over the last two years, though, so if the Patriots are interested, that's something they'll have to take into account.
HAKEEM BUTLER, WR, IOWA STATE
This one's a head-scratcher. Some experts believed he was worthy of a first-round selection. More than 100 picks have gone by and he's still available. Pro Football Focus tracked Butler as having 19 catches of 20 yards or more downfield -- the most of any wideout in the draft class. His long arms (35 inches) and huge mitts (11 inches) mean that he's often available even when he isn't necessarily "open."
CODY THOMPSON, WR, TOLEDO
One of the quickest short-shuttle times in the draft (4.03 seconds), Thompson could be an interesting slot fit to complement N'Keal Harry in New England. A quarterback in high school, is Thompson the next passer-to-slot conversion to get a locker inside Gillette Stadium after leaving the MAC? Thompson's teammate at wideout, Jon'Vea Johnson, is also a Prototypical Patriot and still on the board.
NSIMBA WEBSTER, WR, EASTERN WASHINGTON
He wasn't invited to the combine, but Webster clocked a 40 in the 4.4-second range at his pro day and checked in with a blazing 6.7ish-second three-cone time. He caught 84 passes for 1,379 yards and 11 scores last year. He also has loads of kick-return experience, which should interest the Patriots after they lost Cordarrelle Patterson via free agency.
NICK EASLEY, WR, IOWA
Easley is a solidly-built slot -- like 2009 seventh-round receiver Julian Edelman -- and lightning quick. His 3.87-second short shuttle at Iowa's pro day was better than Edelman's (3.92 seconds) blazing time coming out of Kent State, and it approached the ridiculous number posted by Deion Branch back in 2002 (3.78 seconds). Easley's three-cone time (6.55) was also remarkable. Late in the draft, we'd almost be surprised if Easley's name wasn't called by the Patriots.
STANLEY MORGAN, WR, NEBRASKA
His three-cone time (6.78 seconds) was one of the best at the position at this year's combine and matches up favorably with slots the Patriots have drafted in the past. His short-shuttle time (4.13 seconds) was nothing to sneeze at, and his jumps (38.5-inch vert, 125-inch broad) indicate better-than-average explosiveness for Patriots who've worked the middle of the field in the past.
FOSTER MOREAU, TE, LSU
Moreau's athletic testing numbers check every box for the Patriots (4.66-second 40, 36.5-inch vertical, 7.16 three-cone, 4.11 short shuttle, 121-inch broad jump) at this position. Moreau also seems to fit from an off-the-field perspective. He wore the No. 18 at LSU, which is annually presented to the player who best exemplifies leadership and selflessness.
TREVON WESCO, TE, WEST VIRGINIA
A 6-foot-3 tight end who tips the scales at almost 270 pounds, Wesco's game is reminiscent of Dwayne Allen's. They had identical 40s (4.89 seconds) and short shuttles (4.37 seconds), as well as near-identical three-cone times (7.12 for Allen, 7.18 for Wesco) and verticals (32 inches for Allen, 31 for Wesco) at their respective combines. If the Patriots have any concerns about Ryan Izzo after he missed his rookie season, Wesco could be drafted on Day 3, join his teammate Yodny Cajuste, and play the role of blocking tight end.
JUSTIN HOLLINS, EDGE, OREGON
An elite athlete (4.5-second 40, 36.5-inch vertical), Hollins is considered by some to have some off-the-ball flexibility. Judging by how valuable someone like Kyle Van Noy has become to the Patriots defense thanks to his ability to play on the line and off, Hollins could be a steal for the Patriots in the middle rounds.
CHRISTIAN MILLER, EDGE, ALABAMA
Miller's long arms (35 inches) and explosive jumps (38.5-inch vert, 118-inch broad) make him a relatively rare prospect physically. When you factor the fact that he looks like he has a variety of moves off the edge (8.5 sacks last season, Pro Football Focus' seventh in the class in pass-rush productivity), he could end up going to the Patriots with a good review from the 'Bama staff. WATCH: NFL Draft Reel — Christian Miller
D'ANDRE WALKER, EDGE, GEORGIA
Like Miller, Walker has long arms (34 inches) that might allow the Patriots to look past some of his other physical traits. Like Miller, Walker comes from a program Belichick respects. And like Miller, he produced in the nation's top conference (24 tackles for losses, 13 sacks last two seasons). WATCH: NFL Draft Reel — D'Andre Walker
ANTHONY NELSON, EDGE, IOWA
Nelson's length (35-inch arms), his explosiveness (35.5-inch vert, 118-inch broad), and his quickness (6.95-second three-cone, 4.23-second short shuttle) are rare. You can hear more about Nelson and his potential fit in New England in this episode of The Next Pats Podcast with Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle.
RENELL WREN, DT, ARIZONA STATE
Would the Patriots take one of N'Keal Harry's most talented teammates on Day 3? Wren has 34-inch arms, 10-inch hands and he ran a 5.01-second 40 with a vertical of 32 inches a broad jump of 118 inches...at almost 320 pounds. Even if he needs to clean up some things technique-wise, he's a specimen and could join Mike Pennel to help the Patriots replace Malcom Brown and Danny Shelton.
DAYLON MACK, DT, TEXAS A&M
Hard to find someone with Mack's size (336 pounds), power (30 bench reps), and a history of production in a conference like the SEC. He played a significant role for the Aggies as a freshman and continued to provide a massive presence on the interior of the defensive line through his four years there.
KINGSLEY KEKE, DT, TEXAS A&M
Some NFL-caliber beef up front at Texas A&M, huh? Keke is not exactly the "prototype" physically, but he is an intriguing match for the Patriots. He has very long arms (34.5 inches) and might best be served by taking on an interior rusher's role in the NFL -- a role Adam Butler has dutifully taken on the last couple of seasons. (A role the Patriots tried to fill years ago with Dominique Easley.) At the Senior Bowl, according to PFF, Keke dominated his pass-rushing reps from the interior.
AMANI HOOKER, S, IOWA
Hooker is a versatile box safety with good instincts and great athleticism (37-inch vertical, 6.81-second three-cone, 4.1-second short shuttle) who could end up as a Patrick Chung-type wherever he goes.
CHAUNCEY GARDNER-JOHNSON, S, FLORIDA
Gardner-Johnson played all over the secondary -- deep safety, strong safety, slot -- in the SEC, and he can move. His 4.48-second 40, 36-inch vertical, 117-inch broad and 7.03-second three-cone time are all in the range of safeties the Patriots have drafted in the first three rounds over the last decade. WATCH: NFL Draft Reel — Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
DEIONTE THOMPSON, S, ALABAMA
Thompson's 33-inch vert didn't do much to put to bed any questions about his athleticism (he didn't run during the pre-draft process) or explosiveness. He hails from a great program, though, and he has enough good tape to warrant a Day 2 choice.
JULIAN LOVE, CB, NOTRE DAME
The Patriots have often sought corners with 40 times under 4.5 seconds so Love (4.54) may not fit quite as snugly as some others. But otherwise, his movement skills are everything the Patriots would want. Combine those skills with rock-solid technique and good instincts? Could be a Patriot.
AMANI ORUWARIYE, CB, PENN STATE
We thought Oruwariye might be an early Day 2 pick, yet he remains available. His 6.82-second three-cone is good enough, especially with his 6-2, 205-pound frame. At the Senior Bowl, he had the highest win rate of any corner in 1-on-1s, according to Pro Football Focus.
ISAIAH JOHNSON, CB, HOUSTON
Johnson's 6.81-second three-cone is a tick slower than the elite number the Patriots like from their early-round corners in that event (6.75 seconds). But on Day 3? Why not loosen the standards? He's a big-time all-around athlete when you look at some of his other numbers (4.40-second 40, 38-inch vert, 129-inch broad). Add in the fact that he's among the biggest corners in the draft class (6-2, 208 pounds) and an ascending prospect (he played receiver for two years at Houston), and he's among the more intriguing fits for New England left on the board.
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