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2014 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Patriots.com has collected what the top 'experts' are predicting the Patriots will do in the first round come draft weekend. We will be updating this feature regularly to reflect changes in any of the mocks represented.



EXPERT: Mel Kiper, JR. | ESPN Insider

LAST UPDATED: March 27, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

MEL KIPER, JR. SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

LAST UPDATED: April 10, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
Despite standing to benefit from a more dominant senior season in South Bend, Louis Nix III, who already graduated, opted to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to provide for 13 siblings. He does not enter the NFL with momentum, having coped with knee tendinitis before season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance. However, if the massive interior defender taps into his power more consistently, Nix has ample mass, strength and athleticism to anchor a "30" front as a space-eating, block-occupying run stuffer.

TODD MCSHAY SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Mike Mayock | NFL.com

LAST UPDATED: February 18, 2014 (via National Conference Call)

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
Jace Amaro put up ridiculous numbers in 2013, catching 106 passes for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns. He spends a lot of time flexed in the slot but he will also put his hand on the ground as a traditional inline tight end. He isn't sudden but he's a very smooth route-runner. He had several high-point catches in the games I studied but he also had a couple drops after contact. I love his competitiveness after the catch. He routinely carries defenders for extra yardage. As a blocker, I was surprised with his strength and ability to seal the edge.

During his conference call on February 28th Mike Mayock also mentions a fit for Ra'Shed Hagemen, DT, Minnesota at this spot. 

MIKE MAYOCK SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Pat Kirwan | CBS Sports

LAST UPDATED: April 11, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

PAT KIRWAN SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Rob Rang | NFLDraftScout.com

LAST UPDATED: April 14, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
Big, athletic, ascending, pass-rush talent with the size, burst and flexibility to pressurize the edge as a right defensive end. Is not a finished product, particularly as a run defender, but should only become more disruptive as his strength, technique and savvy catch up with his natural physical ability. Could also draw looks as a 3-4 rush linebacker.

ROB RANG SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Andy Hart | Patriots Football Weekly

LAST UPDATED: April 11, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
Despite standing to benefit from a more dominant senior season in South Bend, Louis Nix III, who already graduated, opted to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to provide for 13 siblings. He does not enter the NFL with momentum, having coped with knee tendinitis before season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance. However, if the massive interior defender taps into his power more consistently, Nix has ample mass, strength and athleticism to anchor a "30" front as a space-eating, block-occupying run stuffer.  

ANDY HART SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Pete Prisco | CBSSports.com

LAST UPDATED: April 16, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

PETE PRISCO SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com

LAST UPDATED: April 14, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
C.J. Mosley is a smart, instinctive, fast-flowing, every-down linebacker capable of manning any position in a "40" front or steering a defense from the weak side in a "30" front, where he starred for a national-championship defense as a junior and carried the Tide as a senior. Has the football temperament, desire and work habits to emerge as a tackling machine in the pros. Has Pro Bowl potential.

DANE BRUGLER SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Daniel Jeremiah | NFL.com/NFL Network

LAST UPDATED: April 9, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

DANIEL JEREMIAH SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Charles Davis | NFL.com

LAST UPDATED: March 18, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
Despite standing to benefit from a more dominant senior season in South Bend, Louis Nix III, who already graduated, opted to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to provide for 13 siblings. He does not enter the NFL with momentum, having coped with knee tendinitis before season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance. However, if the massive interior defender taps into his power more consistently, Nix has ample mass, strength and athleticism to anchor a "30" front as a space-eating, block-occupying run stuffer.

CHARLES DAVIS SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Bucky Brooks | NFL Network

LAST UPDATED: April 15, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

BUCKY BROOKS SELECTION TIMELINE*

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EXPERT: Don Banks | SI.com

LAST UPDATED: April 10, 2014

NFL.COM ANALYSIS:
A raw, converted tight end with a basketball background, Ra'Shede Hageman is a big, athletic, finesse three-technique with intriguing dimensions and movement skills who fits best in an aggressive, one-gap scheme where he could fire into gaps. Will probably be restricted to nickel pass-rush duty initially until the game slows down for him, but has impact potential if he ever figures it out. Is still maturing, having endured a harrowing childhood to get to where he is today, and would be best served landing in a structured environment with veteran mentorship. Classic boom-or-bust prospect.

DON BANKS SELECTION TIMELINE*

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*Draft expert timelines represented above track only when a new player is selected.

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