FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots' FO ( @GigemAgs and @believer) and all the Patriots' family, proudly, announce the 2024 NFLHC Draft Class
Pick #11 (1st Round) - SS Jarvis Bolton 6-1 192 R Georgia [Zone Coverage]  83
Playing in a division where we face Brian Brown, Matt Jones and Erik Wegert, we have to get all the secondary help we can. Jarvis Bolton stood out early in the process, but, skyrocket after his pro day and combine. We felt that SS was a liability, after we released Norris Nolan, and Bolton was a perfect fit with our scheme and personnel. The most pro ready player in the draft, based on pro days grades, he's a player that the Front Office think can start from day 1 and take our defense to a new level.
Pick #42 (2nd Round) - ILB Marcus Coles 6-2 230 R Tennessee [Mike] [0/C] [#] 81
We felt that it was time to replace Mark Craig, a 9 year veteran in the league, and Coles was perfect for this hole. Perfect fit for our 3-4 scheme, he's a Mike linebacker that we think can become one of the leaders of this defense. Another player that we circled early in the process, and, his pro day and combine only solidified this status. A day one starter that helps the youth movement on the Pats.
Pick #78 (3rd Round) - WR Spencer Sharpe 6-2 196 R California [Speed]  79
We thought that a [Speed] wide receiver was a need, since we have four other receivers in the roster, and all of them are [Target] players. Looking at his stats, coach Gigemags felt that he was perfect for our slot, with 66 catches, and 0 drops, and 15.67 YPC, along with 8 TDs. We think he will be able to help Beckett's development, being a real deep threat.
Pick #136 (5th Round) - DE Jeremiah Melvin 6-6 252 R Oklahoma [Contain] [+1] [+] 78
Melvin comes in as a developmental prospect, that we think can fight for a starting spot in a few years. His 11.5 sacks, and 7 TFLs in the last season impressed the FO, combined with his fit with the Pats' 3-4 scheme, we felt it was a no brainer.
Pick #163 (5th Round) - OT Jadon Moses 6-3 266 R Oregon [Pass Blocking]  [+] 76
Moses is another developmental prospect, that the Pats' FO felt was the best player available in the 5th round. His preferred position is playing in the right side of the OL, and, his pro day helped him, getting good grades in all categories. Besides his low projection by Schefter, we think that Moses can develop, and become a significant part in the Pats OL.
Pick #176 (6th Round) - QB Rob Andersen 5-11 229 R Connecticut [Hybrid] [+1/C] 78
We think we have our franchise QB in Josh Beckett, but Andersen's potential was too much to let him pass. He got good grades in game tape and in readiness in his pro day, a moderate grade from Schefter, and, combined with his stats, we felt that giving him a chance to compete and make the roster may pay dividends in the future.
Pick #181 (6th Round) - RB Trevor Workman 5-6 194 R Western Kentucky [Speed] [+1] [+] 76
In the 6th round, we felt Workman had a huge value. He rushed for 1,288 yds and 16 TDs in his last year. Workman get in the team fighting for the #3 RB spot, as well as a spot as a returner.
Pick #223 (7th Round) - DT Wilson Hodges 6-3 291 R Memphis [2-Gap]  [+] 76
Hodges was picked based on his potential. He have potential to make the roster and fight for a #3 DT spot early in his career.