The pick came as part of a trade, as Albert Breer of The MMQB noted:
Here is how he fits in with his new team's depth chart:
LDE: Lawrence Guy, Deatrich Wise Jr.
NT: Davon Godchaux, Christian Barmore*, Byron Cowart
RDE: Henry Anderson, Bill Murray
OLB: Matt Judon, Josh Uche
ILB: Ja'Whaun Bentley, Terez Hall
ILB: Dont'a Hightower, Raekwon McMillan
OLB: Kyle Van Noy, Chase Winovich
CB: J.C. Jackson, Dee Virgin
CB: Stephon Gilmore, Jonathan Jones
FS: Devin McCourty, Jalen Mills
SS: Adrian Phillips, Kyle Dugger
Barmore is coming off a breakout season for the Crimson Tide, leading the team with eight sacks on his way to being named a third-team All-American.
The redshirt sophomore entered the year with just one start but became a key player on the road to a 13-0 record and national championship.
He also performed well in his limited action as a freshman, posting the best pass-rush win-rate in the country among defensive tackles, per Pro Football Focus.
At 6'4", 310 pounds, Barmore has excellent size for the position with the type of athleticism that gives him loads of upside at the next level. According to the Senior Bowl's Jim Nagy, he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.93 seconds at his pro day.
Bleacher Report's Justis Mosqueda called him the best pass-rusher in the class among defensive linemen.
It could give teams a lot to work with once Barmore gets on the field.
The Patriots should get him snaps early in his NFL career, and he could be a full-time player before too long.
New England strengthened the defense in free agency with the additions of Matt Judon, Jalen Mills and Davon Godchaux among others, trying to turn things around after last year's 7-9 season.
Barmore gives the team another difference-maker along the front seven that will help to get the organization back on track.