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2015 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker

Posted Mar 5, 2015

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

Top Experts Predict the Patriots First Round Pick

MEL KIPER JR.

ESPN Insider

TODD MCSHAY

ESPN Insider

ROB RANG

NFLDraftScout.com

DANE BRUGLER

NFLDraftScout.com

PAT KIRWAN
CBS Sports

DANIEL JEREMIAH
NFL.com

CHARLES DAVIS
NFL.com

BUCKY BROOKS
NFL Network


EXPERT: Mel Kiper, JR. | ESPN Insider

PICK: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa


LAST UPDATED:
March 5, 2015

KIPER'S ANALYSIS:
"With the Patriots declining the option on Vince Wilfork, this pick makes a lot of sense. Davis had a fantastic week at the Senior Bowl, the question will be whether NFL evaluators believe they'll get that kind of player on a consistent basis, because Davis didn't always show that kind of ability at Iowa, where you wouldn't confuse him for a consistent disruptor against the pass. Davis won't collapse the pocket, but he can certainly hold the point against multiple blockers in the run game, which is something the Patriots are going to miss from Wilfork. No, Davis is not Wilfork, but he has a similar profile in terms of what he does best, and he can certainly deepen the rotation. Cornerback could also be a major need here, but it's really hard to say on that one before free agency."  Click here to check out Mel Kiper's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 11 - Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
January 15 - Sammie Coats, WR, Auburn

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EXPERT: Todd McShay | ESPN Insider 

PICK: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa


LAST UPDATED:
 February 26, 2015 

MCSHAY'S ANALYSIS:
"Todd Gurley would be an intriguing option here if he fell to this spot, and Michigan receiver Devin Funchess might also make sense as another weapon in the passing game alongside Rob Gronkowski. But Davis would help shore up the defensive line. His effort was inconsistent at Iowa but he has the traits you're looking for at the position: 6-5, 320 pounds with 34.6-inch arms and very good explosiveness (5.07 40-yard dash and a 39-inch vertical leap). Vince Wilfork would need to teach Davis how to be a pro."  Cick here to check out Todd McShay's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 5, 2015 - Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
December 17, 2014 - Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (Fla.) 

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EXPERT: Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com 

PICK: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut


LAST UPDATED:
 March 3, 2015 

RANG'S ANALYSIS:
"The Patriots are flying high as Super Bowl champions but maintaining the championship roster will prove difficult, especially with star cornerback Darrelle Revis due a staggering $20 million in base salary and bonuses. Jones' record-breaking 12-foot, 3-inch broad jump at the Combine certainly earned him plenty of media buzz, but scouts were already impressed with the four-year starter's size (6-1, 199), physicality and awareness. He projects well in a press scheme."  Click here to see Rob Rang's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 24, 2015 - Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
February 16, 2015 - Quinten Rollins, CB Miami (Ohio)


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EXPERT: Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com 

PICK: A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina


LAST UPDATED:
 March 1, 2015 

BRUGLER'S ANALYSIS:
"The Patriots added another Lombardi Trophy to the trophy case, but have several need areas to address this offseason, including at guard. Cann was the bright spot for an otherwise inconsistent South Carolina offense in 2014 and is worthy of late first-round consideration."  Click here to view Dane Brugler's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 24, 2015 - A. J. Cann, OG, South Carolina
February 16, 2015 - A. J. Cann, OG, South Carolina

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EXPERT: Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports
 

PICK: Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke


LAST UPDATED:
 February 24, 2015 

KIRWAN'S ANALYSIS:
"Trading out is a possibility, especially if someone wants to get a QB like Hundley before the first round ends. Last year Minnesota jumped into spot No. 32 for Teddy Bridgewater and Bill Belichick likes moving into the second round, especially if he has multiple players left on the board. Tomlinson is a classic Patriot type with 52 college starts, an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl and a four-time academic all American."  Click here to view Pat Kirwan's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 11, 2015 - Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

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EXPERT: Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com 

PICK: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa.


LAST UPDATED:
 February 25, 2015 

JEREMIAH'S ANALYSIS:
"Davis had an outstanding Senior Bowl week, and his mix of size, quickness and versatility would be very appealing to the Patriots."  Click here to view Daniel Jeremiah's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 18, 2015 - Cameron Erving, C, Florida St.
January 14, 2015 - Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia 

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EXPERT: Charles Davis, NFL.com 

PICK: Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia


LAST UPDATED:
 February 25, 2015 

DAVIS'S ANALYSIS:
"Harold is a prospect who can play a variety of spots in the Patriots' versatile defense."  Click here to view Charles Davis's full mock draft.

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PREVIOUS PICKS
February 10, 2015 - Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

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EXPERT: Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
 

PICK: Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon


LAST UPDATED:
 January 19, 2015 

BROOK'S ANALYSIS:
"Armstead is a solid edge player adept at the playing the run or pursuing the quarterback off the corner."  Click here to view Bucky Brook's full mock draft.

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OTHER MOCK DRAFTS OF NOTE:

UPDATED MOCK DRAFT PICK
March 3 Pete Prisco, CBS Sports Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
March 3 Lance Zierlein, NFL.com Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
February 26 Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford
February 24 Don Banks, SI.com Cameron Erving, C/G, Florida State
February 2 Chris Burke, SI.com Cameron Erving, C/G, Florida State
January 20 Peter Schrager, FoxSports.com Hau'oli Kikaha, DE, Washington
February 17 Ourlads.com Nate Orchard, DE/OLB, Utah
January 30 Scott Wright's Draft Countdown Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
February 18 WalterFootball.com Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
February 18 Lou Pickney, DraftKing.com Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
February 18 DraftTek Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
February 17 Jamie Newberg, Profootball.Scout.com Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
February 11 Matt LaPan, ProFootballSpot.com A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina

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