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2023 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker

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20 Jan 2023, 19:34 GMT+10

Our staff has compiled what the top 'experts' are predicting the New England Patriots will do in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.Patriots.com Staff

Our staff has compiled what the top 'experts' are predicting the New England Patriots will do in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

EXPERT: Luke Easterling, DraftWire.com

PICK: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

LAST UPDATED: January 19, 2023

Easterling's Analysis:

"Offensive tackle is easily just as high on the needs list as wide receiver for the Pats. Jones is the last tackle on the board who should be a first-round lock."

Click here for Luke Easterling's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports NFL Writer

PICK: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2023

Trapasso's Analysis:

"Bill Belichick's track record with first-round receivers isn't great but with Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers set to hit free agency, he may need to pick the sudden Addison here."

Click here for Chris Trapasso's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Rob Rang, Fox Sports NFL Draft Analyst

PICK: Lukas Van Ness, DL, Iowa

LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2022

Rang's Analysis:

"Given the Patriots' season-long struggles on offense, it seems a near-certainty that the club will focus on that side of the ball in the draft. Given how often Bill Belichick has stuck to predictable options, however, adding a physical tone-setter on defense like the ascending Van Ness is probably the more likely outcome."

Click here for Rob Rang's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

PICK: Quinton Johnston, WR, TCU

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2023

Iyer's Analysis:

"The Patriots need to try again to get a bona fide No. 1 wideout for the sake of Mac Jones with Jakobi Meyers and others heading into free agency and DeVante Parker not being reliable with his health ahead of his Age-30 season. Johnston is ideal size-speed prospect for the outside in the vein of Mike Evans and Mike Williams and also offers route-running savvy and good hands."

Click here for Vinnie Iyer's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com

PICK: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2023

Cherepinsky's Analysis:

"The Patriots need offensive line help, but they also could stand to address their pedestrian receiving corps. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has incredible speed and athleticism. He had a huge 2021 campaign, which included a terrific Rose Bowl performance."

Click here for Walter Cherepinsky's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports Writer

PICK: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

LAST UPDATED: January 16, 2023

Wilson's Analysis:

"Jones has had a strong '22 campaign for the Bulldogs, where he has faced some of the best defensive players in the country every day at practice for the last two years."

Click here for Ryan Wilson's full mock draft.

EXPERT: Josh Edwards, CBS Sports NFL Draft Writer

PICK: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

LAST UPDATED: January 12, 2023

Edward's Analysis:

"Bill Belichick adds a linebacker capable of playing sideline to sideline, in addition to clouding pass lanes."

Click here for Josh Edwards full mock draft.

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