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NFL Draft Results: Patriots Draft DB Jemea Thomas at No. 206

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With the 206th pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots have made a selection, taking Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas.

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With the 206th pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots have made a selection, taking Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas.

Team Needs:

TE  |  DT |  DE |  LB | OG/C | S RBQB

Thoughts: Strong safety was one of the biggest needs for the Patriots heading into this draft, but it would be hard to peg Jemea Thomas into that role.  Thomas was a swiss army knife for Georgia Tech, with the ability to play free safety, in the box, or cornerback.

Patriots Draft Picks:

Round 1, Pick 29: Dominique Easley, DL, Florida

Round 2, Pick 62: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

Round 4, Pick 105: Brian Stork, C, Florida State

Round 4, Pick 130: James White, RB, Wisconsin

Round 4, Pick 140 (Compensatory): Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford

Round 6, Pick 179: Jon Halapio, G, Florida

Round 6, Pick 198 (via Philadelphia): Zach Moore, DE, Concordia St. Paul

Round 6, Pick 206: Jemea Thomas, DB, Georgia Tech

Round 7, Pick 244: Today

Instant Grade: A-

Thomas was very productive at Georgia Tech, recording nine career interceptions and 88 tackles in his senior season.  It's hard to project exactly where he will fit in the Patriots' defense especially considering he is extremely undersized.  However, considering his physicality, versatility, and movement skills, he should find a spot on the Patriots' roster.

We'll have more on the selection soon. What do you think of the Patriots' pick? Leave your thoughts below!