The New England Patriots fell short in the Super Bowl- because of their weak defense. They had injuries last year for sure on defense losing their best defender and their first pick in last years draft for the season- but they need help if they want to squeeze one more Super Bowl title out of the Bilichick/ Brady era. Needs for the Patriots- CB- LB- QB- OL and safety. They have two first round picks so they should be able to fill in some needs.
With the 23rd pick in the first round- which they acquired from the LA Rams- the New England Patriots select LB Roquan Smith 6’1″ 236 4.51 in the 40. Georgia. Smith combines excellent pass coverage skills and sideline to sideline coverage against the run. He was all over the field for the Georgia Bulldogs this year and should be an immediate starter in New England in 2018.