With the No. 32 pick in the DBN 2015 NFL Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...
Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
The selection and write-up were made by Ezweav:
The Patriots are the wildest of wild-cards when it comes to projecting draft activity. In fact, my gut on this team is that they trade out of the first round, as is their M.O., however as that is not a possibility here I also do not see this team drafting for need - not that they have a great many of those (amazing what a franchise QB can do for you).
Nevertheless, they lost a great team captain this last offseason in the person of Vince Wilfork. They sort of preemptively took care of this by drafting Dominique Easley last season, so you wouldn't think they'd spend another #1 on a DT this year.
But that's what they want you not to think. Since they run basically whatever they want to from week to week in terms of 4-3 vs. 3-4, there is always room for a big, strong, talented interior lineman, and Carl Davis certainly fits this mold.
The upside is that he is a strong, powerful player who doesn't get moved around very easily. In the Patriot system where he won't be required to make a critical impact right away, he goes to a place where he has a chance to flourish for a long time...
As long as Tom Brady is around, this team will keep ticking. Teams need deep defensive line rotations to be successful these days, and when you're as good as New England, you can afford to use your first round pick on a position that isn't necessarily a glaring need.
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2015 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State||BuenosAires_Dawg|
|2||Tennessee Titans||Marcus Mariota
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Vic Beasley
||Ted Washington's Belly|
||Manly and Loving It|
|19||Cleveland Browns||Danny Shelton
||Marquess of Rockingham|
||Maverick Hunter X|
|31||New Orleans Saints||Breshad Perriman