Patriots mock draft roundup, version 1.0: Who experts have team selecting heading into NFL Combine

Ryan Hannable
February 21, 2020 - 11:35 am
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NFL Draft season is officially upon us.

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The NFL Scouting Combine will get underway in Indianapolis next week where every team will be present to get an up close and personal look at all the top prospects coming out in April's draft. Due to the early playoff exit, the Patriots had plenty of time to do their homework and even got to see some of the players at the Senior Bowl.

Mock drafts are huge this time of year, but they will be changing constantly following the combine, pro days and top-30 visits.

Here's who the experts have the Patriots selecting at No. 23 overall in version 1.0 of our mock draft roundup.

ESPN's Mel Kiper: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
ESPN's Todd McShay: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
NFL Media's Chad Reuter: Ross Blacklock, DT, LSU
NFL Media's Bucky Brooks: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
NFL Media's Lance Zierlein: Cesar Ruiz, C/G, Michigan
Pro Football Focus' Michael Renner: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

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