Live updates from the 2019 NFL Draft

The Patriots made a couple of trades and selected several players, including a right-footed punter.

Jake Bailey, Stanford Patriots punter
Stanford punter Jake Bailey runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 1, 2019. –AP Photo/Michael Conroy

The first round of the NFL Draft, in keeping with much of the sport in 2019, began with a quarterback and finished with a wide receiver. The Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, while the New England Patriots took Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry at No. 32.

The Patriots drafted four players and made four trades on Friday. New England selected cornerback Joejuan Williams (No. 45), defensive end Chase Winovich (No. 77), running back Damien Harris (No. 87), and offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste (No. 101).

Bill Belichick made five more selections on Saturday.

Day 3, Saturday

Patriots picks

  • The Patriots took cornerback Ken Webster, a Mississippi product, in the seventh round. Webster, the No. 252 overall selection, is listed as 5’11, 203 pounds, and his 40-yard dash time is 4.43.

  • With the 163rd pick, the Patriots selected Stanford punter Jake Bailey. He is surprisingly right-footed, given Bill Belichick’s historic preference for left-footed punters.

  • With the 159 pick, the Patriots selected Maryland defensive tackle Byron Cowart.
  • With the 133 pick, the Patriots selected Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

  • With the 118 pick, the Patriots selected interior lineman Hjalte Froholdt from Arkansas. Froholdt arrived in the United States from Denmark as a foreign exchange student, eventually attending IMG Academy in Florida. He can play both guard and center.

Patriots trades

The Patriots made a second trade in the fifth round, moving up to get the 163rd pick (taking punter Jake Bailey), reportedly sending 167th pick and the 246th pick to the Eagles.


In the fifth round, the Patriots traded up to the 159th pick to get Maryland defensive tackle Byron Cowart:

After picking quarterback Jarrett Stidman with the 133rd pick, the Patriots traded the 134th pick to the Rams:

Day 2, Friday

Patriots pick

  • With the No. 101 pick, the Patriots selected West Virginia offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste. The Miami native shared the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year award after starting 11 games as a senior for the Mountaineers.

Quarterback watch

  • West Virginia quarterback Will Grier went to the Carolina Panthers at No. 100.
  • Three quarterbacks were taken in Round 1: Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray (No. 1), Duke’s Daniel Jones (No. 6), and Dwayne Haskins (No. 15). Several potential Tom Brady backups remain on the board, including NC State’s Ryan Finley and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham.

Patriots picks

  • The Patriots traded the No. 97 and No. 162 picks to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for picks 101 and 133.
  • With the No. 87 pick, New England nabbed Alabama’s Damien Harris. The running back led the Crimson Tide with 876 yards and nine touchdowns on 150 carries his senior year.
  • The Patriots selected Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich with the No. 77 pick. The Penn. native led the Wolverines with 17 tackles for loss as a senior. Five of his 69 total tackles were sacks.
  • The Patriots traded the No. 73 pick to the Chicago Bears for the No. 87 and No. 162 picks, plus a 2020 fourth-round selection. The Bears chose Iowa State running back David Montgomery with the pick.
  • The Patriots traded the No. 64 pick to Seattle in exchange for the No. 77 and No. 118 selections. The Seahawks used the pick to select Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf.

Local selections

  • With the No. 62 pick, the Arizona Cardinals selected UMass wide receiver Andy Isabella. He caught 102 passes and tallied 13 touchdowns in 2018, then posted a 4.31 40-yard dash time at the Combine. Isabella will provide a speedy target for No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray.
  • The Cardinals chose another local product with the first pick of the third round: Boston College defensive end Zach Allen. The New Canaan, Conn. native led the Eagles with 15 tackles for loss last season.

Potential Patriots targets off the board

  • At the NFL Scouting Combine, the Patriots met with Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin. He led the Owls with 12 pass breakups as a senior, and the Indianapolis Colts admired his talents enough to take him at No. 34.
  • The Patriots hosted South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel on a top-30 visit. With the No. 36 pick, the San Francisco 49ers selected Samuel and ensured he will be catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo instead of Brady.
  • At the Senior Bowl, New England held a meeting with Kansas State tackle Dalton Risner. He was a second-team All-American at right guard as a senior, and the Denver Broncos added him to their offensive line with the 41st pick.
  • Missouri quarterback Drew Lock was projected as a first round pick. The 6-foot-4 signal-caller fell to the second day of the draft, but not past the Denver Broncos at pick No. 42.
  • The Patriots met with Texas Christian pass rusher Ben Banogu at the Senior Bowl, then hosted him on a top-30 visit. The Indianapolis Colts selected him with the No. 49 pick.
  • Before the draft, New England was linked to Alabama’s Irv Smith Jr. The tight end will ultimately not be coming to Foxborough, as the Minnesota Vikings took him with the 50th pick.
  • The Patriots met with Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside at the Combine and hosted Georgia’s Mecole Hardman for a top-30 visit. Neither wide receiver is headed for Gillette Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs chose Hardman with the 56th pick and the Philadelphia Eagles nabbed Arcega-Whiteside with the following selection.

AFC East moves

Patriots pick

  • With the No. 45 pick, the Patriots selected Vanderbilt cornerback Joejuan Williams. As a junior in 2018, the Nashville native recorded 61 tackles, 14 pass breakups, and four interceptions. New England traded the No. 56 and No. 101 picks to Los Angeles in exchange for the No. 45 selection.

Day 1, Thursday

Patriots pick

  • With the No. 32 pick, the New England Patriots selected Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry. The Saint Vincent native caught 73 passes for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns last season. After leading the nation’s freshmen in receptions, he earned first-team All-Pac-12 nods for both his sophomore and junior campaigns.

Potential Patriots targets off the board

  • ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s final mock draft had New England taking Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with pick No. 32. Ferrell was gone long before then; the Raiders selected him with the fourth overall pick.
  • The Patriots were linked to Iowa tight end Noah Fant as a possible replacement for Rob Gronkowski before the draft. The Denver Broncos traded down from No. 10 to No. 20 and selected Fant there.
  • New England had contact with a number of wide receivers in the run-up to the draft. Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown was one of the prospects the Patriots checked in with at the NFL Combine. However, the team will have to turn elsewhere to pad their depth chart at the position after the Baltimore Ravens selected Brown with the 25th pick.
  • Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery was another player the Patriots met with at the Combine. Although he was slotted by multiple mock drafts to the Patriots at No. 32, the Los Angeles Chargers swiped him off the board four spots earlier.

Local selections

  • With the No. 13 pick, the Miami Dolphins selected Springfield native Christian Wilkins. The defensive lineman earned his Clemson degree in just two and a half seasons, while adding two national championships and a first-team All-American nod to his resume.
  • The Atlanta Falcons selected Dudley native Chris Lindstrom with the 14th pick. The Boston College guard — who’s father, uncle, and younger brother also played for the Eagles — earned a first-team All-ACC nod as a senior.

Quarterback watch

  • The New York Giants selected Duke’s Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick. The North Carolina native played for the same coach, David Cutliffe, who worked with current Giants starter Eli Manning in college. Jones completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,674 yards during his final season in Durham.
  • The Washington Redskins selected Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick. Haskins led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title in 2018. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after racking up 4,831 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes.

The first five selections

  • With the No. 1 pick, the Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray — who replaced Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and won the same award — threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns his junior season.
  • The San Francisco 49ers selected Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa with the second overall pick. Bosa missed all but three games of his junior year with an injured core muscle, but his performance in 2017 (Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year) allowed him to follow his older brother Joey into the NFL as a top-3 pick.
  • The New York Jets selected Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall pick. Williams, an Alabama native, led the Crimson Tide with 18.5 tackles for loss as a redshirt sophomore.
  • With the fourth overall pick, the Oakland Raiders selected Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell. Ferrell racked up 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as the Tigers marched to a national title.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Louisiana State’s Devin White with the fifth overall pick. White won the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in the country after compiling 123 tackles — 12 for losses — as a junior.

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