Rotoworld: DT Dre'mont Jones could be value pick for the Patriots


With the 2019 NFL draft two weeks away and the Patriots with the 32nd and final pick in the first round, Josh Norris and the folks at Rotoworld have made their prediction.

While the months and weeks leading up to the draft lead to what feels like an endless array of "mock drafts" and predictions, when your team does not pick until 32nd, there are only so many ways things can go.

The Patriots, fresh off their sixth Super Bowl win, have needs up and down their roster, from a successor to Tom Brady, to help at the wide receiver position, and youth in their secondary. Who the Pats pick at 32 (unless they trade up or down) remains to be seen.

Josh Norris and the guys at Rotoworld have the Patriots drafting Ohio State defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones.

With the Patriots' recent trade for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the cupboard may not be quite as bare as it looked to be, perhaps opening the door to getting help on the line.

Since the Patriots hoisted the Lombardi in February, they have lost several star players that brought talent on the defensive front last year, including Adrian Clayborn, Trey Flowers, and Malcom Brown. 

The Patriots acquired veteran defensive lineman Michael Bennett in a trade with Philadelphia in March. But the Patriots may take Jones according to Norris:

"Dre'mont Jones, he might not be as athletic as you hope for for someone that moves as fluidly and as athletically as he does. He kind of moves like a basketball player at times with how he gets skinny and is fluid and can just slip off blocks."

Jones, 6'3", 295 lbs., had 8.5 sacks and 43 total tackles with Ohio State in 2018.

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