Patriots drafted more offensive players than ever before under Bill Belichick

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The 2022 NFL draft was the 23rd draft that Bill Belichick has run for the Patriots. And never before had Belichick added so many players on offense.

As noted by Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots drafted seven offensive players, the most of any team in the NFL this year, and the most in any draft under Belichick.

The first of those players, first-round guard Cole Strange, was a surprising pick, but one that Belichick expects to bolster his offensive line for years to come.

After strange, the Patriots also took wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in the second round, running back Pierre Strong and quarterback Bailey Zappe in the fourth round, running back Kevin Harris and guard Chasen Hines in the sixth round, and guard Andrew Stueber in the seventh round.

6 responses to “Patriots drafted more offensive players than ever before under Bill Belichick

  1. If only he started doing that a few years ago he might have had another Super Bowl with Brady.

  2. Why not…..the defense can’t stop Josh Allen….they proved it last January. Might as well at least try and keep up on the offensive side of the ball

  3. The defense stopped Josh Allen on MNF when the offense was successful in running the football. The defense struggled when the offense couldn’t sustain drives. If Mac Jones takes the next step, the defense will also improve.

  4. I see them investing a lot of draft capital in the offense next year as well as they build a solid line for Mac & give him yet another offensive weapon at the WR position…..looks like a good way to go

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