The New England Patriots have added some help for Tom Brady as they go offense with their two first round picks. With the 23rd overall pick, the New England Patriots drafted Isaiah Wynn OG out of Georgia. With the 31st overall pick, the New England Patriots drafted Sony Michel RB also out of Georgia. The Bulldogs had three players go in the first round and two of them are now Patriots. New England decided to pass up on QBs in the first round and find possible replacements for Nate Solder and Dion Lewis. Here is the Patriots 1st round breakdown.
With the departure of Nate Solder, the Patriots needed to add some protection for Brady and they did with Isaiah Wynn. The newest New England Patriot was a senior offensive tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs. During his collegiate career, Wynn played both tackle and guard. He is a 6’3” 313 pound offensive lineman who’s projected to play guard in the NFL. Most analyst see Wynn as a future top tier guard in the NFL but could play tackle if needed. Isaiah Wynn was a top 30 draft prospect on the draft boards. He was also the #2 ranked offensive guard in the draft only behind Norte Dame’s Quenton Nelson. Wynn’s NFL comparison is Denver Broncos right guard, Ronald Leary, who signed a four-year, $36 million deal in 2017.
With the departure of Dion Lewis, the Patriots needed more help in the backfield and got it in Sony Michel. The Patriots love to get their running backs involved in the passing game and the Patriots just drafted the best pass catching running back in the draft. Sony Michel was a senior running back at the University of Georgia. Michel helped lead the Bulldogs to the National Championship Game against Alabama. In his senior year at Georgia, Michel had 156 carries for 1,227 yards (7.9 AVG.) and 16 touchdowns. Michel was a terrific pick for the New England Patriots as he’s a perfect fit to their backfield and could take some pressure off Tom Brady. Sony Michel was the #3 running back in the draft behind Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice. Michel’s NFL comparison is Saints Alvin Kamara, who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year.