NFL draft rumors: Ole Miss tackle drawing ‘significant interest' from Patriots


The New England Patriots need to add depth and talent to their offensive line before next season, and the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft is a great place to accomplish that goal.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported Monday that Ole Miss offensive tackle Greg Little is drawing "significant interest" from the Patriots.

Little has played left tackle for Mississippi over the last two seasons, with 24 consecutive starts over that span. He's one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the 2019 class after a junior season during which he earned first-team All-SEC honors.

Little is listed at 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds.

The Patriots lost starting left tackle Trent Brown in NFL free agency when he signed with the Oakland Raiders last month. Brown's likely replacement, 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn, is recovering from a torn Achilles that forced him to miss his entire rookie season. 

Little could be an option late in the first round for the Patriots at No. 32. New England would be smart to select Little if he falls to the second round. The Patriots have two second-round picks at No. 56 and No. 64.

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