As we count down to the 2019 NFL draft, we’ll take the measure of the Patriots by position and offer up five prospects at each spot on the field that should be available early (first round), middle (second day) and late (third day). Now, let’s check out the safeties.
The Patriots have to get younger at safety. It’s that simple. The trio of Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon continue to be very good, but they are all long in the tooth, and unless you believe youngster Obi Melifonwu is the answer (the jury is still out there, frankly), this is a sneaky-important position of need for New England this spring.