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NFL Mock Draft 2019: New England Patriots pick wide receiver

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With the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, New England Patriots GM Zett_66 selects ...

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Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

I had a real hard time deciding who would be the final pick of the first round, as my first inclination was to address the departure of future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski or bolster the depleted New England defensive line, but I had to go with my gut that the Patriots should take an offensive difference maker. As you read above, that player is Hakeem Butler. Even with the recent addition of Demaryius Thomas (31), who is coming off an achilles tear, the Pats are thin at wide receiver as the other notable members of the core are an aging Julien Edelman (32), perpetually suspended and unreliable Josh Gordon (28), and the thus far underwhelming Philip Dorsett (26). If Tom Brady is going to keep playing into his early forties, he is going to need much more help than that. I think Hakeem Butler will be a perfect fit in Josh McDaniel’s offense as an X receiver who can stretch the field. As you can see by his spider graph, Butler is a prospect that has all of the physical tools necessary to be a big time playmaker in the NFL, whether that be burning defensive backs down the field or outjumping them to meet the ball at the high point. Butler should be a day one contributor with a Pro Bowl ceiling.

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Measurables via Mockdraftable

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Do you approve of this pick?

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  • 78%
    Yes
    (282 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (75 votes)
357 votes total Vote Now

2019 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Cardinals (Philliesandthebees): Kyler Murray

2) 49ers (SakPrescott): Nick Bosa

3) Jets (thealien2696): Quinnen Williams

4) Raiders (SisyphusNoMore): Josh Allen

5) Buccaneers (EAGLESBSU): Montez Sweat

6) Giants (ablesser88): Dwayne Haskins

7) Jaguars (20Safety_Hazards): Jawaan Taylor

8) Lions (89Tremaine): Ed Oliver

9) Bills (drc242): Jonah Williams

10) Broncos (ItownBallers22): Devin White

11) Bengals (Phoenix X Maximus): Cody Ford

12) Packers (Palaniappan K M): Brian Burns

13) Dolphins (wildcatlh): Andre Dillard

14) Falcons (Happy24): Rashan Gary

15) Washington (roberticus01): D.K. Metcalf

16) Panthers (JALupowitz): Clelin Ferrell

17) Giants (KevinDont): Devin Bush

18) Vikings (Eagles701): Noah Fant

19) Titans (Big Schmoopie): Christian Wilkins

20) Steelers (J. Wil): T.J. Hockenson

21) Seahawks (NickfoleonDynamite): Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

22) Ravens (GMinTraining): N’Keal Harry

23) Texans (EaglesRock94): Byron Murphy

24) Raiders (SummersInVA): Greedy Williams

25) Eagles (I Need a Username): Garrett Bradbury

26) Colts (Nolo0oo): A.J. Brown

27) Raiders (SLC Eagle): Josh Jacobs

28) Chargers (LBCeaglesFan!): Dexter Lawrence

29) Chiefs (Boxer Madness): Nasir Adderley

30) Packers (Kephas): Marquise Brown

31) Rams (Matthieuck): Chris Lindstrom

32) Patriots (Zett_66): Hakeem Butler

Now it’s time for you to vote for who YOU think the Patriots should pick in the 2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft.

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Who should the Patriots draft at No. 32 overall?

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  • 24%
    Hakeem Butler
    (64 votes)
  • 21%
    Jeffery Simmons
    (56 votes)
  • 15%
    Jerry Tillery
    (41 votes)
  • 14%
    Irv Smith Jr.
    (39 votes)
  • 6%
    Deebo Samuel
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    Parris Campbell
    (7 votes)
  • 5%
    Daniel Jones
    (15 votes)
  • 8%
    Will Grier
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Byron Murphy
    (4 votes)
266 votes total Vote Now

2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft

1) Cardinals: Kyler Murray

2) 49ers: Nick Bosa

3) Jets: Quinnen Williams

4) Raiders: Josh Allen

5) Buccaneers: Montez Sweat

6) Giants: Dwayne Haskins

7) Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor

8) Lions: Ed Oliver

9) Bills: Jonah Williams

10) Broncos: Devin White

11) Bengals: Devin Bush

12) Packers: T.J. Hockenson

13) Dolphins: Andre Dillard

14) Falcons: Rashan Gary

15) Washington: Drew Lock

16) Panthers: Clelin Ferrell

17) Giants: Brian Burns

18) Vikings: Noah Fant

19) Titans: Christian Wilkins

20) Steelers: D.K. Metcalf

21) Seahawks: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

22) Ravens: N’Keal Harry

23) Texans: Cody Ford

24) Raiders: Greedy Williams

25) Eagles: Garrett Bradbury

26) Colts: A.J. Brown

27) Raiders: Josh Jacobs

28) Chargers: Dexter Lawrence

29) Chiefs: Nasir Adderley

30) Packers: Marquise Brown

31) Rams: Chris Lindstrom

32) Patriots: