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Who should teams be looking out for in the second and third rounds?"
The New England Patriots added wide receiver N’Keal Harry in the first round and they have five more picks scheduled for Friday. It would be a shock if the Patriots didn’t make some trades James Develin Jersey , but the point is that New England is well positioned to take advantage of all the talent still on the draft board.So without further ado, here are the top players still on the board, based on Arif Hasan’s Consensus Big Board.Top 15 TalentsFlorida OT Jawaan Taylor: Previously a top 10 prospect, Taylor has slipped due to medical red flags about his knees and back.Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf: Metcalf is an athletic phenom, but he didn’t produce in college and his route tree is limited. He’s a high-upside selection.First Round TalentsLSU CB Greedy Williams, Washington CB Byron Murphy: Both could have gone in the top 20 as they’re both elite cornerback prospects, but only one cornerback (Deandre Baker to the New York Giants) went in the first round. There are a ton of defensive backs still on the board.Delaware S Nasir Adderley, Florida S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson: Both safeties were potential first round picks, too. Don’t be shocked if any of these four defensive backs are taken by the Patriots in the second round.Oklahoma OL Cody Ford, Kansas State OL Dalton Risner, Texas A&M OL Erik McCoy: All were fringe first round picks, all should come off the board pretty quickly to start the second round.Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown, Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler, South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel: I would have been happy if the Patriots selected any of these players. They are likely to come off the board quickly to start the second round.Alabama TE Irv Smith: Smith is the best tight end on the board and the last of the big three prospects. I wouldn’t expect him to stick around long.Missouri QB Drew Lock: It’s clear that teams weren’t high on quarterbacks in this class. Still Womens LaAdrian Waddle Jersey , Bill Belichick loves a good SEC player with production, so maybe the Patriots could make a move to add him early on Friday.Second Round ProspectsThere were only three players ranked outside the top 50 that were drafted in the first round: Washington OT Kaleb McGary, Texas Christian DL L.J. Collier, and Alabama State OT Tytus Howard.Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin, Michigan State CB Justin Layne, Notre Dame CB Julian Love, Penn State CB Amani Oruwariye, Clemson CB Trayvon Mullen, Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting: There are a ton of cornerbacks still on the board...Virginia S Juan Thornhill, Washington S Taylor Rapp, Alabama S Deionte Thompson, Iowa S Amani Hooker: ...and a ton of safeties, too. I would expect the Patriots to get one of these top talents on Friday.Michigan DE Chase Winovich, Florida DE Jachai Polite http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-malcolm-mitchell-jersey , Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson, Boston College DE Zach Allen, Ohio State DT Dre’Mont Jones, Alabama LB Mack Wilson: There isn’t much depth in the defensive front seven, though. If the Patriots want to add any of these players, they’ll have to do it early.Mississippi State OL Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi OL Greg Little: The offensive line talent is thinning out and only project players will be left pretty quickly. The Patriots would have to move quickly for either of these players.Iowa State RB David Montgomery, Penn State RB Miles Sanders, Memphis Darrell Henderson, Alabama RB Damien Harris: The Patriots don’t have a need for a running back, but it would be helpful for the sake of the draft board if other teams selected these players early on and pushed other talent down to the Patriots...NC State WR Kelvin Harmon, Ohio State WR Parris Campbell, Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside: ...the same could be said about these wide receivers. Maybe the Patriots will have started a run at receiver (fingers crossed) and other talent will be available for New England.Texas A&M TE Jace Sternberger: Perhaps Sternberger will be on the Patriots’ radar if Alabama’s Smith is off the board. At the end of the day, there should be no question when Gronkowski enters the Hall of Fame."Whenever an all-time great steps away from the game of football Dwayne Allen Jersey , the discussion about his legacy quickly turns towards one topic: the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There is no doubt Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, will end up with one of the famed gold jackets one day. The question, however, is whether or not the former New England Patriots star should be inducted on first ballot.The short answer? Yes, he should be. The longer answer? Yes, because of the following reasons:His statisticsWhile Gronkowski retires after only nine seasons in the NFL, his numbers are simply mind-boggling for a tight end. During his 115 regular season games, he caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and a Patriot-record 79 touchdowns. On top of that, he also appeared in 16 postseason contests and finished with 81 receptions for 1,163 yards and 12 scores — all three numbers are all-time bests for a tight end. In short: Gronk’s stats are outstanding.His on-field performanceNumbers only tell one part of the Rob Gronkowski story, though. He was incredibly productive and a matchup nightmare, yes Womens Vincent Valentine Jersey , but his contributions to the Patriots’ offense extended beyond his role as a versatile pass catcher: Gronkowski also was the NFL’s best blocking tight end over the last nine years — essentially another offensive lineman capable of taking on edge rushers in the passing game or creating considerable push in running game.His accoladesGronkowski’s r茅sum茅 includes three Super Bowl rings earned during the 2014, 2016 and 2018 seasons, five trips to the Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), four first-team All-Pro nominations (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), and the NFL’s comeback player of the year award (2014). Furthermore, he is the owner of 15 tight end records — including virtually every major playoff receiving record for a player at his position.His team successWhile his individual accomplishments cannot be denied, Gronkowski was able to use them to help the Patriots win three Super Bowls and reach the AFC Championship Game in every season after his 2010 rookie campaign. “From his rookie year until his final season and through countlesstimes in between http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-danny-shelton-jersey , Rob was a major reason why we won games and championships,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wrote in a statement on Sunday. There’s little more to add to that.His impact on the gameMake no mistake, Gronkowski helped turn the tight end position into what it is today. While there have always been outstanding receivers and blockers at tight end, few if any combined the two like he did: he was elite in every facet of playing the position, and the Patriots knew how to use him. They moved him around the formation to create mismatches in the passing and running game, and no matter what role he was asked to play, Gronkowski dominated at his position — helping popularize the tight end as a focal point in an offensive attack like the NFL of today uses it.His superstar characterOver the last nine years, Gronkowski turned from a day two draft selection into a larger-than-life persona: the Gronk. His image as the fun-loving goofball worked as perfectly as it did because he was able to back it up on the field, while standing out from the business-first attitude surrounding the Patriots organization. Furthermore, he also gave back to the community on a regular basis showing that his impact extended beyond the gridiron.Gronkowski checks all the boxes when it comes to Hall of Fame material and should enter the NFL’s pantheon in his first year of eligibility (2024) — making him the second youngest player ever to become a Hall of Famer. Too great was his impact on the game, his dominance on the field, and his role in the Patriots’ dynastic run. The story of the NFL simply cannot be written without him and his contributions to pro football as a whole.