6:56 p.m.: That’s it folks. The 2020 NFL Draft is ovah.
The Patriots were a busy bunch, as Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio added 10 new players to the roster while pulling off five trades. We have a full recap here, and will be breaking it down all night here on CBSBoston and on WBZ-TV!
And on Sunday, our attention will be on the undrafted free agent market — though the Patriots have already been busy on that front.
5:59 p.m.: With their final pick — at least their final scheduled pick — in the 2020 Draft, the Patriots took Memphis center Dustin Woodard at No. 230.
The 6-foot-2, 291-pound Woodard is the tenth player drafted by New England over the last three days, but will he be the last? We’ll find out over the next hour or so.
4:50 p.m.: With pick No. 204, the Patriots went back to the defensive side of the ball, taking Wyoming linebacker Cassh Maluia.
The 6-foot, 248-pound Maluia played 43 games at Wyoming, racking up 197 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over his four seasons.
New England has one more pick left today; No. 230 in the seventh round.
4:25 p.m: Make it back-to-back guards for the Patriots, as they used the 195th pick on Justin Herron out of Wake Forest.
Herron played tackle in college, but projects as a guard in the NFL. He was a team captain last year as a graduate student.
3:47 p.m.: The Patriots felt compelled to move up to 182, and they selected Michigan guard Michael Onwenu.
The Patriots traded picks No. 212 and 213 in order to get the pick.
Onwenu is 6-foot-3, 344 pounds and is known more for his strength than his athleticism.
Patriots just got the OL steal of the draft imo. Michael Onwenu is a stud. Late 3rd rd grade from me. People overvalue traits a little bit at guard, plenty of guards that aren't elite athletes but physically and technically do just fine. That's him
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 25, 2020
2:48 p.m.: The Patriots did not move up, instead waiting to No. 159 to draft their kicker. They did not take any kickers who were considered by the draft experts to be the best, instead going with Justin Rohrwasser out of Marshall.
1:15 p.m.: The Patriots have not been eager to take a quarterback, and they’re starting to come off the board here in the fourth round.
James Morgan (out of Florida International and Bowling Green) just went to the Jets at No. 125 overall.
Morgan was the seventh quarterback taken this year, and the second of the fourth round, after Washington’s Jacob Eason went to the Colts at No. 122.
1. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
5. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins
6. Justin Herbert, Chargers
26. Jordan Love, Packers
53. Jalen Hurts, Eagles
122. Jacob Eason, Colts
125. James Morgan, Jets
Georgia’s Jake Fromm is still available. The Patriots are sitting at 159, but with four sixth-rounders available, they could move up if they do want to select a QB before the run on the position continues. If they don’t make a move, it says all that needs to be said about how they feel both about the available QBs and Jarrett Stidham.
12:10 p.m.: The fourth round officially got underway with a bang, as the Redskins finally traded left tackle Trent Williams. Washington traded Williams to San Francisco, getting a fifth-round pick this year and a third-round pick next year in return.
The Patriots aren’t scheduled to make a pick until No. 159 today.
BOSTON (CBS) — Thursday was not a very active day for the New England Patriots. Business picked up on Friday. But when it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft, Saturday will be the busiest day yet for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
New England enters Saturday possessing six picks for the day, including four picks in the sixth round.
Of course, it’s basically a guarantee that Belichick will be trading some more picks, moving up, down and into next year. Belichick already made a trade out of the first round, before moving up three times later in the second day of the draft. But the Patriots will be making picks on Saturday, and we’ll be keeping track of them all day long, right here in the live blog.
The fourth round begins with pick No. 107 at 12 p.m. ET. Here are the picks the Patriots are scheduled to make:
Fifth round, No. 159 overall
Sixth round, No. 195 overall
Sixth round, No. 204 overall
Sixth round, No. 212 overall
Sixth round, No. 213 overall
Seventh round, No. 230 overall
The Patriots enter the day without having made any picks at quarterback, receiver, defensive line, or kicker, so expect some (or all?) of those needs to be addressed. Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio made it sound like the team will be eyeing a quarterback on Saturday.
“We’re going to have a third quarterback on our roster,” he said Friday night. “How he gets here is to be determined.”
So that’s what is to come. As far as what’s been done already, here are the players picked by the Patriots thus far.
First round: Pick traded