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New England Patriots select athletic tight end in third round

The Patriots stick on the offensive side of the ball in the third round by selecting Kansas State tight end Ben Sinnott.

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At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, has a combination of size and athleticism that will make him a nice addition to the Patriots offense.  With both Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki entering free agency, the Patriots could have a void at the tight end position.  Sinnott is one of the least talked about tight end in this year’s draft but could be considered one of the top tight end prospects behind Brock Bowers and Ja’Tavion Sanders.

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In 2023, Sinnott hauled in 49 receptions for 676 yards and 6 touchdowns.  His blocking ability along with his reliable hands make him a nice selection at this spot.  With his ability to get open, Sinnott could see similar success in the NFL as Detroit Lions rookie tight end Sam LaPorta.

In all, his aggressive blocking style along with his soft hands and ability to go up for the ball makes him a good addition to a Patriots offense looking to get back on track.  With a nice veteran tight end (Maybe Henry re-signs) to learn behind, Ben Sinnott is a player who would be an instant fan favorite in New England.