2021 NFL Draft Round 1, Pick 13
The New England Patriots are not used to picking this high, but this pick would immediately make a less than stellar 2020 season worth the frustration. With the 13th pick of this 2021 NFL Draft scenario, Bill Belichick and company absolute steal Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson.
Wilson is a nearly-perfect prospect who should probably go much earlier than No. 13. However, he does not exactly play the most premium positions, making this kind of minor slide at least possible.
This prospect has it all on the inside, showing ideal size, power and quickness for an interior defensive lineman. He is quick off of the ball and incredibly powerful at the point of attack. Wilson does a great job of immediately getting his hands on the opposing offensive lineman and pushing him back on contact. His ability to consistently disrupt from the inside and immediately make life difficult on the opposing offense constantly stands out.
Wilson is the kind of player who can fit any defensive scheme. Do you want him to hold his ground as a two-gap defender? Not a problem. Would you rather he pins his ears back and makes plays as a one-gap penetrator? Wilson is your guy.
The Patriots heavily value versatility on the defensive side of the ball and love to find players who can impact the game in a variety of ways. Wilson is going to be an appealing player to all 32 NFL teams, but he also feels like a guy who Belichick will value more than most. He would be a perfect fit for this team and also be a fantastic value selection in this range.