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2018 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots Select OT Kolton Miller at No. 23

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The Patriots get an offensive tackle to replace the loss of Nate Solder.

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With the 23rd pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...

Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

The selection and write-up were made by unoservix:

The Patriots lost the Super Bowl and then lost a bunch of key players, including Tom Brady’s longtime left tackle, Nate Solder. Then through dark sorcery and things too terrible to name, they wound up with the 23rd overall pick of the draft. Assuming Bill Belichick doesn’t trade this pick for crafting materials to construct another slot receiver with his pottery wheel or something, the Pats will be in position to grab a player with a better pedigree than they’ve had recently.

The top five QBs are already off the board and no QB is going to loosen Tom Brady’s iron grip anyway, so with the 23rd pick I’ll invest in protecting Brady with UCLA OT Kolton Miller. Miller is a gifted athlete with the physical traits to succeed at his position, which cannot be taught. The Pats will count on their great OL coach, Dante Scarnecchia, to correct the flaws in Miller’s technique and turn his physical talent into success on the field. Miller should be in the mix to start right away, as neither of the Pats’ in-house candidates, Anthony Garcia and LaAdrian Waddle, can stake an unassailable claim to the job. Success with Miller will immediately fill the gap left by Solder’s departure and put the Patriots on their way to keeping Brady upright and extending their reign of terror.

Pokorny: “ddd”

The Carolina Panthers are up next, led by mrwhitman.

2018 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Grimflick QB Lamar Jackson
2 New York Giants Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Baker Mayfield
3 New York Jets jclark22 DE Bradley Chubb
4 Cleveland Browns Keyser Sozze CB Denzel Ward
5 Denver Broncos poultman RB Saquon Barkley
6 Indianapolis Colts Browns95 OG Quenton Nelson
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 Chicago Bears Ostate84 LB Tremaine Edmunds
9 San Francisco 49ers Mudville DE Marcus Davenport
10 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59 LB Roquan Smith
11 Miami Dolphins Swagnasty QB Josh Rosen
12 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg QB Sam Darnold
13 Washington Redskins Maul Poleski S Derwin James
14 Green Bay Packers Darth_Batman DE/OLB Harold Landry
15 Arizona Cardinals Brocolis154033 QB Josh Allen
16 Baltimore Ravens Fluke_on_target WR Calvin Ridley
17 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T DT Vita Vea
18 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever CB Mike Hughes
19 Dallas Cowboys Topanga Jeff OG Will Hernandez
20 Detroit Lions clefan4lif DT Taven Bryan
21 Cincinnati Bengals Robo Dawg OG Isaiah Wynn
22 Buffalo Bills a2342432a WR Christian Kirk
23 New England Patriots unoservix OT Kolton Miller
24 Carolina Panthers mrwhitman WR D.J. Moore
25 Tennessee Titans troy145 DE/OLB Arden Key
26 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 DT Da'Ron Payne
27 New Orleans Saints Legoman0721 LB Lorenzo Carter
28 Pittsburgh Steelers xfl2001fan LB Leighton Vander Esch
29 Jacksonville Jaguars kizer america LB Rashaan Evans
30 Minnesota Vikings pt_999 OT Mike McGlinchey
31 New England Patriots Matt Wood TE Mike Gesicki
32 Philadelphia Eagles Adam Rice OT Connor Williams
33 Cleveland Browns fjblessi DT Maurice Hurst
34 New York Giants anthszabo RB Derrius Guice
35 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 DE Sam Hubbard