Patriots draft picks 2020: Who did New England take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

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Much to the surprise of many, the Patriots did not take a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft to replace Tom Brady — not even one in the late rounds to back up Jarrett Stidham. Instead, New England opted to bolster its defense, offensive line and tight end corps.

The Patriots took Lenoir-Rhyne safety Kyle Dugger with their first pick in the second round. He's a perfect fit for Bill Belichick's defense as a safety-linebacker hybrid with good size and speed. They then beefed up their linebacking corps — which had three key departures through free agency — with Michigan's Josh Uche in the second round and Alabama's Anfernee Jennings in the third round. They wrapped up day two by taking a couple of tight ends: Devin Asiasi out of UCLA and Dalton Keene out of Virginia Tech. Asiasi is primarily a run-blocker, while Keene is more versatile as a pass-catcher with some burst.

Of New England's five picks on day three, three of them were offensive lineman, one was a linebacker and one was a kicker — Marshall's Justin Rohrwasser — to replace Stephen Gostkowski.

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Here's a look at the Patriots' 2020 NFL Draft :

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Patriots draft picks 2020: Who did New England pick?

  • Round 2, Pick No. 37: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

  • Round 2, Pick No. 60: Josh Uche, LB, Michigan

  • Round 3, Pick No. 87: Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama

  • Round 3, Pick No. 91: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA

  • Round 3, Pick No. 101: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech

  • Round 5, Pick No. 159: Justin Rohrwasser, K, Marshall

  • Round 6, Pick No. 182: Michael Onwenu, G, Michigan

  • Round 6, Pick No. 195: Justin Herron, OT, Wake Forest

  • Round 6, Pick No. 204: Cassh Maluia, LB, Wyoming

  • Round 7, Pick No. 230: Dustin Woodard, C, Memphis

Patriots 2020 NFL Draft order

Round

Overall Pick No.

2

37 (from Chargers)

2

60 (from Ravens)

3

87

3

91

3

101

4

159 (from Raiders)

6

182 (from Colts)

6

195 (from Broncos)

6

204 (from Texans)

7

230 (from Falcons)

MORE: Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN's draft HQ

Patriots NFL Draft needs

  • Edge rusher: The Patriots got to the quarterback in strong committee fashion last season but will need an individual boost after several departures. Look for them to get an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid to kill two birds with one stone.

  • Linebacker: The Patriots will need to rediscover versatility on the second level after losing Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts in free agency. Don't be surprised if they try to get creative and convert safety/linebacker hybrids.

  • Wide receiver: The unit that inlcudes N'Keal Harry, Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu needs extra punch, especially with Phillip Dorsett leaving.

  • Tight end: Matt LaCosse still could do more to help replace Rob Gronkowski, but they should look for a potential starting-caliber receiving option with one of their four picks in the first three rounds of the draft.

  • Offensive line: Other than needing to worry about interior without Thuney, tackle needs some consideration beyond Isaiah Wynn.

  • Safety: They seem to be always looking for help in the middle of the secondary. They're long in the tooth with Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung.

Patriots mock draft 2020

7 230 Dale Harding LB Illinois

Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Patriots, according to Vinnie Iyer's seven-round mock draft :

Round

Pick

Player

Position

College

1

23

K'Lavon Chaisson

EDGE/OLB

LSU

3

87

Brycen Hopkins

TE

Purdue

3

98

Jake Fromm

QB

Georgia

3

100

K.J. Hill

WR

Ohio State

4

125

Willie Gay Jr.

LB

Mississippi State

4

139

Damien Lewis

G

LSU

5

172

Rodrigo Blankenship

K

Georgia

6

195

Tanner Muse

S

Clemson

6

204

Alohi Gilman

S

Notre Dame

6

212

Isaiah Coulter

WR

Rhode Island

6

213

Ben Bredeson

G

Michigan

7

230

Dale Harding

LB

Illinois

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