Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Rob Rang loves Dobson and thinks that Josh Boyce will be a steal. Still, like most, he's scratching his head over Duron Harmon.
The Patriots traded out of the first round and started off hot on the second day. Southern Miss linebacker Jamie Collins is a former safety who just kept getting bigger. He has exciting athleticism and physicality but needs significant polish.
I love the Aaron Dobson pick and actually projected this match here. His size and speed should give Tom Brady the vertical threat that he has been missing since Randy Moss, another Marshall product, left town.
I'm not quite as high on the former Rutgers teammates in the third round. Logan Ryan is more smooth than explosive. Duron Harmon, like several Patriots picks in the past, was a surprise and, frankly, a reach. Fourth-round receiver Josh Boyce is going to prove a steal.
When I look at the big picture, I see that the Patriots made a concerted effort to address their defense in the middle of the field. Jamie Collins, Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Steve Beuharnais are athletes who can deal with tight ends and slot receivers occasionally.
Harmon definitely surprised us all, but the reality is that the Patriots have their draft board, and they stick to it, regardless of who the general consensus thinks the best safeties are.