7th round, 226th overall
Patriots should pick: Everett Dawkins, DT Florida State
The need for a backup defensive tackle isn't exactly paramount, given the recent addition of CFL defensive tackle Armond Armstead, but the Patriots still lack a solid pass-rushing defensive tackle to pair with Vince Wilfork.
His 6-2, 292-pound frame along with less-than-ideal strength makes him less attractive against the run, but he has a quick first step and a solid motor to continue the play even when he is initially walled off. He also boasts an array of pass-rush moves, which will help him remain unpredictable to offensive linemen trying to block him.
He didn't put up monster numbers as a result of a constant rotation on the Seminoles defensive line, maxing out at six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a sophomore. That being said, he could be part of a similar rotation in New England, and his pass-rush skills would be a good asset on the inside in nickel packages.