The New England Patriots are up with the second of their two first round selections. Having already selected a defensive player (JJ Watts) at number 17, they seek to improve the offensive line. Their pick is:
Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
At the end of the day, Tom Brady is the franchise and protecting him is the most important thing. An offensive tackle is not their biggest need, but with Sherrod falling so far, they have to make this move. He is considered by some to be the best tackle of the crop of offensive line talent in the draft. Having Sherrod to develop into the left tackle of their future will help Brady now and then help the team when they have to move on to another quarterback some day.
Next up in the draft are the Chicago Bears. Cory Williams will be their GM representative
1- Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn (Jess Root)
2- Denver Broncos: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M (Cory Williams)
3- Buffalo Bills: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri (Scott Howard)
28- New England Patriots: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State