The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the New England Patriots did in this year’s NFL Draft.
- Jamie Collins, linebacker, Southern Miss — Round 2 (52)
- Aaron Dobson, wide receiver, Marshall — Round 2 (59)
- Logan Ryan, cornerback, Rutgers — Round 3 (83)
- Duron Harmon, safety, Rutgers — Round 3 (91)
- Josh Boyce, wide receiver, TCU — Round 4 (102)
- Michael Buchanon, defensive end, Illinois — Round 7 (226)
- Steve Beauharnais, linebacker, Rutgers — Round 7 (235)
Best Pick: Logan Ryan
Logan Ryan was an incredible value for the cornerback needy team. He slid in to the third-round, despite some late first-round, early second-round buzz. He has the talent to become a decent member of the Patriots defensive back rotation.
Worst Pick: Duron Harmon
This is all that you need to know about the selection of Harmon — he was watching the draft as a fan.
Analysis: The Patriots moved all around the draft order as we have come to expect, but they failed to really make any big moves. The team has some talented and very solid players, however, the players they decided to select have limited upside. It’s unlikely that the team has many future starters in this class, but they could have some decent special teamers in the bunch.
2013 Draft Grade: C-