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NFL Draft results 2021: Patriots select Colorado offensive tackle William Sherman with the 197th overall pick

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The New England Patriots entered Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft with five choices in hand, and four in all of them have been used. The latest pick, coming at the 197th overall selection in the sixth round, saw the Patriots add to their offensive line.

New England selected offensive tackle William Sherman out of Colorado.

The 6-foot-3, 304-pound blocker started at both left and right tackle for the Buffalo, and might also be a candidate to move inside to the guard position. He has solid size and plenty of experience, and will be another developmental player to offer depth behind the starting options.

Sherman now joins the six players that New England already selected so far in the draft. The Patriots picked quarterback Mac Jones (Alabama) in the first round on Thursday, before adding defensive tackle Christian Barmore (Alabama) and edge defender Ronnie Perkins (Oklahoma) in the second and third rounds, respectively, one day later.

Earlier today, running back Rhamondre Stevenson (Oklahoma), linebacker Cameron McGrone (Michigan) and safety Joshuah Bledsoe (Missouri) were selected as well.

After drafting Sherman, New England still owns one more pick in this year’s draft:

  • Round 7: 7-242


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