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2017 NFL Draft: Patriots select UCLA OT Conor McDermott with the 211th overall pick

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The Patriots have added an offensive tackle from UCLA.

Recapping day three of the 2017 NFL Draft

What do you think about the Patriots final two draft picks?

Posted by Pats Pulpit: For New England Patriots News on Saturday, April 29, 2017

The New England Patriots have selected UCLA OT Conor McDermott with the 211th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Patriots packaged their two remaining picks (216th, 239th) to move up and acquire McDermott.

McDermott is the second offensive tackle that the Patriots have selected and he’s a high upside prospect that fell after a disastrous outing against first overall pick Texas A&M EDGE Myles Garrett. McDemott joins a crowded offensive tackle group in New England, with Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Cameron Fleming, LaAdrian Waddle, and third round pick Antonio Garcia.

#211 Overall

Name: Conor McDermott

Position: OT

School: UCLA

Measurables: 6’8, 307 pound offensive tackle with quick feet (7.52s three cone) and solid explosion (8’9 broad jump).

McDermott was a three-year starter at left tackle for UCLA that comes with pro-style experience.

Strengths:

  • Prototypical left tackle size.
  • Experience in a pro-style offense that many offensive tackle prospects lack.
  • Excellent feet to mirror opposing pass rushers.

Weaknesses:

  • Not strong enough to compete in the NFL.
  • Poor technique causes him to lose leverage.

Grade: B

Poll

How would you grade the Patriots selection of OT Conor McDermott?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    A
    (102 votes)
  • 35%
    B
    (159 votes)
  • 32%
    C
    (144 votes)
  • 6%
    D
    (27 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (13 votes)
445 votes total Vote Now

Remaining needs: LB, SS, TE, IOL

Remaining picks: NONE.

Draft date and time

Day three: Saturday, April 29th, 12:00 p.m. EST

Channels

NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.

Time allowed per pick

Round 4-6: 5 minutes

Round 7: 4 minutes