A super final last minute didn't really think it through seven round Patriots mock draft:
Round 1, Pick 17: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: Love his versatility, toughness, technique. Plug and play, NFL ready. The Patriots could find a place for him even if Matt Light returns.
Round 1, Pick 28: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple: The only other DE's I would consider in the first round for the Pats are Cameron Jordan and Cameron Heyward. Not feeling Watt. Heyward is built like a LE, but plays like a RE. Best natural fit in my opinion, although he has some work to go.
Round 2, Pick 33: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama: I'm a believer in Mark Ingram. His ceiling is much higher than BenJarvus Green-Ellis'. He is the most complete back, bar none in this draft. Getting him will change the Patriots offense for years to come.
Round 2, Pick 60: Allen Bailey, DE/OLB, Miami: Bailey is a unique and versatile prospect who can play a ton of positions for the Patriots. He started his collegiate career as a linebacker, but now has the size and ability to play defensive tackle. I think he could be an interesting option for that "elephant" outside linebacker spot the Patriots like.
Round 3, Pick 74: John Moffitt, OG/C, Wisconsin: Patriots pick up Carimi's teammate. Another versatile, tough, nasty lineman who can play all three spots on the interior.
Round 3, Pick 92: Chris Carter, DE/OLB, Fresno State: The Patriots go away from their usual OLB standard with Carter, who is more of a speed rusher. Still, he worked with former Patriot Willie McGinest on the transition to OLB, so that makes him intriguing as a prospect.
Round 4, Pick 125: Ahmad Black, S, Florida: I really like Ahmad Black as a prospect for the Patriots. He's small and ran a slow 40, but plays faster than he times. He's smart, a hard worker, instinctive, a good tackler, has great technique, and is a good special teams player. Sounds like a Patriot to me.
Round 5, Pick 159: Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech: An underrated prospect who plays hard, Carmichael first made his mark on special teams. Has excellent straight line and recovery speed, is willing in run support, and is something of a ball-hawk. Can play off-man or zone coverage well.
Round 6, Pick 193: Chris Matthews, WR, Kentucky: Big (6'5", 218 lbs), physical receiver who isn't polished, but is a better route runner than you would expect and can beat press coverage.
That's my final mock draft as we're just over a half hour from the draft! Sound off!