Who should the Patriots pick in the first 3 rounds?

Here’s a look at the Patriot-type players who could be in play for the team in each of the seven rounds in the draft. The picks in bold are who I would pick if I were the Patriots if they were available:

FIRST ROUND (Patriots picks: 17, 28)

OG Mike Pouncey, Florida
DE Cameron Jordan, Cal
DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
NT Phil Taylor, Baylor
OLB Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
OLB Aldon Smith, Missouri
DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
OG Danny Watkins, Baylor

SECOND ROUND (Picks: 33, 60)

OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
OT Jah Reid, Central Florida
DE Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson
DE Christian Ballard, Iowa
OLB Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
OLB Martez Wilson, Illinois
WR Torrey Smith, N.C. State
WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
OG Ben Ijalana, Villanova
OG Rodney Hudson, Florida State
RB Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech


THIRD ROUND (Picks: 74, 92)

RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
WR Titus Young, Boise State
WR Jernel Jernigan, Troy
QB Rick Stanzi, Iowa
QB Pat Devlin, Delaware
OT James Carpenter, Alabama
OT Marcus Gilbert, Florida
OG Will Rackley, Lehigh
DL Marvin Austin, North Carolina

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