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.
Name: Conor McDermott
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.
- Prototypical left tackle size.
- Experience in a pro-style offense that many offensive tackle prospects lack.
- Excellent feet to mirror opposing pass rushers.
- Not strong enough to compete in the NFL.
- Poor technique causes him to lose leverage.
How would you grade the Patriots selection of OT Conor McDermott?
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Remaining needs: LB, SS, TE, IOL
Remaining picks: NONE.
Draft date and time
Day three: Saturday, April 29th, 12:00 p.m. EST
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.
Time allowed per pick
Round 4-6: 5 minutes
Round 7: 4 minutes