New England Patriots 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: DB, WR Addressed

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Trent McDuffie. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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The New England Patriots have to keep up in the high flying AFC, and this 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft helps them out.

Even after the success they had in 2021 after a rough start, the New England Patriots have to be a little concerned with what has happened the last two weekends of playoff football. After going down 7-0 against the Bills and Mac Jones throwing an interception, “pressing” set in a bit on offense, and they could never recover to keep up with the Bills offense. Then, watching those Bills duke it out with the Chiefs in a late game offensive explosion, it’s proven one thing: there’s a group of young, very good-to-elite quarterbacks in the AFC that will sit as road blocks to the Super Bowl.

New England Patriots 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

The news isn’t all bad of course. Head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots beat the Bills in the elements in 2021, and Belichick continues to find ways to control high-octane offenses. His dismantling of Sean McVay’s wide zone scheme in the Super Bowl is but one example.

The Patriots will, though, have to reload at important spots to keep offenses in check and add enough weapons to the offense for Jones to have enough to keep up in a perceived shootout. Their cap room isn’t bad, but the draft pick cupboard is a bit bare. Still, there are ways for the New England Patriots to get upgrades at receiver and in the secondary, which is the direction taken here. Here is a look at how the 2022 NFL Draft could go in this New England Patriots 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Off we go!

Note: This mock draft was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.