ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay offers up his second mock draft (Insider content), and both Patriots picks have changed. He gives the Patriots defensive end Cameron Jordan (California) with the No. 17 overall pick, and guard Dan Watkins (Baylor) at No. 28.
In his first mock draft, McShay had the Patriots taking Purdue defensive end/outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan at No. 17 and Alabama running back Mark Ingram at No. 28.
This time around, McShay still has Kerrigan available when the Patriots pick, but he likes Jordan as the better fit.
"The Patriots could use help along the defensive line, and Jordan would be as good fit as a 5-technique who can hold up against the run and bring some pass-rushing ability to the table," he writes.
Meanwhile, Ingram has risen to the 15th pick in McShay's latest mock draft, so he wasn't available for either of the Patriots' selections.
As for why he likes Watkins at No. 28, McShay calls him "a fast-rising line prospect who plays with an edge, and although he played tackle in college, he is a better fit inside at the NFL level."