New England Patriots 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New England Patriots from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Patriots:
Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)
25. Jaylen Twyman, IDL, Pittsburgh
PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)
20. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
27. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
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New England Patriots 53-Man Roster Projections
NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.
With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the New England Patriots from various local beat writers.
2020 NFL Power Rankings: New England Patriots
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New England Patriots rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:
- Average ranking: 16.6 (15th)
- Best ranking: 15th (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 19th (USA Today)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Patriots in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 17
CBS Sports -- Rank: 17
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New England Patriots: 2020 NFL ScheduleBelow you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Patriots in 2020.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Sun., Sept. 13||vs. Miami Dolphins||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 2||Sun., Sept. 20||at Seattle Seahawks||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 3||Sun., Sept. 27||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 4||Sun., Oct. 4||at Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 11||vs. Denver Broncos||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 7||Sun., Oct. 25||vs. San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 8||Sun., Nov. 1||at Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 9||Mon., Nov. 9||at New York Jets||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 10||Sun., Nov. 15||vs. Baltimore Ravens||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 11||Sun., Nov. 22||at Houston Texans||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Sun., Nov. 29||vs. Arizona Cardinals||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Sun., Dec. 6||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Thu., Dec. 10||at Los Angeles Rams||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Sun., Dec. 20||at Miami Dolphins||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 16||Mon., Dec. 28||vs. Buffalo Bills||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sun., Jan. 3||vs. New York Jets||1:00 PM / Tickets|
The New England Patriots have the most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).
New England Patriots - 2020 Draft ResultsThe table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the New England Patriots.
|3||101||Dalton Keene||TE||Virginia Tech|
|6||195||Justin Herron||G||Wake Forest|
More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - New England Patriots Draft History
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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.
Below is where the New England Patriots rank in 2019 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:
|Pos.||Avg. (Rank)||Playoffs (Rank)||Full SOS grids|
|QB||15.75 (19)||50 (19)||2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule|
|RB||17.63 (14)||58.73 (10)||2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule|
|WR||20 (24)||65.43 (18)||2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule|
|TE||6.97 (16)||20.86 (23)||2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule|
|Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.|
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.
MORE: Weekly breakdown of New England Patriots Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule
New England Patriots Fantasy Football Projections
Here are our projections for the New England Patriots running backs for the 2020 NFL season:
|Perennially undervalued in fantasy drafts, it was White, not Sony Michel, that has led the Patriots running backs in fantasy scoring in both of Michel's first two seasons. One of the league's best pass-catching backs, White has more than 70 catches in back-to-back seasons and that trend could continue in 2020 given the team's relatively weak group of pass-catchers.|
|With Tom Brady now in Tampa, perhaps the Patriots rely more heavily on the ground game, but Michel's lack of involvement as a receiver make him a TD-or-bust weekly option. Ending the year as the RB28 in half-PPR formats, Michel finished as a weekly top-18 back only twice last year.|
|A third-round pick in 2019, Harris managed only four carries for 12 yards in two games last season. As difficult as it is to decypher how this coaching staff will allocate touches to the team's running backs, Harris carries with him some sleeper appeal into the 2020 season. That said, a hand injury puts his Week 1 status in jeopardy.|
|Burkhead averaged a little more than seven touches (7.08) per game and 44.7 scrimmage yards per game last season. When the backfield is at full strength, Burkhead's 2020 usage rate is unlikely to exceed his 2019 rate.|
MORE: See our full New England Patriots Fantasy Football Projections
New England Patriots Fantasy Football ADPs
When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.
As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).
Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.
The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman in 12-team standard-scoring formats.
More Fantasy Football ADP charts for New England Patriots players:
- Sony Michel Fantasy Football ADP
- James White Fantasy Football ADP
- Damien Harris Fantasy Football ADP
- Julian Edelman Fantasy Football ADP
- N'Keal Harry Fantasy Football ADP
- More Players
New England Patriots Stats
The franchise statistical leaders for the New England Patriots are listed in the table below:
|Passing Yardage||Tom Brady - 74,571|
|Rushing Yardage||Sam Cunningham - 5,453|
|Receiving Yardage||Stanley Morgan - 10,352|
|Sacks||Andre Tippett - 100|
|Interceptions||Raymond Clayborn - 36|
Ty Law - 36
|Coaching Wins||Bill Belichick - 237|
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