Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay project Patriots to select tight end at No. 32, QB in Round 2


The NFL draft is less than a month away and the Patriots will be very active considering they have six picks in the first 101 overall.

Two of the best at predicting the draft -- ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay -- released their mock drafts for the first two rounds on Wednesday and they have some agreement when it comes to the Patriots. Both have Alabama's Irv Smith Jr. going at No. 32 overall and then a quarterback being selected in Round 2.

Here's what they have.

Round 1 (No. 32 overall)

Kiper: TE Irv Smith Jr., AlabamaMcShay: TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama

Round 2 (No. 56 overall)

Kiper: DT Khalen Saunders, Western Michigan McShay: QB Daniel Jones, Duke 

Round 2 (No. 64 overall)

Kiper: QB Jarrett Stidham, AuburnMcShay: DT Gerald Willis III, Miami