New England PATRIOTS
By Steve Balestrieri
April 24, 2022
First round: 21st overall Second round: 54th overall Third round: 85th overall Fourth round: 127th overall Fifth round: 158th overall (via Miami) Fifth round: 170th overall (via Tampa Bay) Sixth round: 200th overall Sixth round: 210th overall (via LA Rams)
Russ Francis/Chuck Fairbanks: The former Patriot tight end and head coach both should be in the Patriots team Hall of Fame…this will be on our Sunday posts until it happens. This year, the finalists are Vince Wilfork, Mike Vrabel, and Logan Mankins. The fans get the vote and my money is on Big Vince.
The cost to get him might be tough, but paying him would be doable and the Patriots could fit him under their salary cap.
The Giants are putting up last year’s 1st round pick, WR Kadarius Toney for a trade. While his season was cut short by injuries, he showed in glimpses how dynamic he can be with the ball in his hands. Then the talk of Samuel died down as people began doing the mental gymnastics with Toney in the New England offense. But what are the real possibilities of either coming to the Patriots?