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Draft-Patriots-Second Day,147

My take: The Patriots' top need entering the draft was left tackle, and if Wynn ultimately fills that void, this will be a pick in which top talent meets top need.

Junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith was selected by the Chicago Bears with the eight overall pick, senior offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was picked by the New England Patriots with the 23rd overall pick and senior running back Sony Michel was also selected by the Patriots with the 31st overall pick. At that size, many have projected the St. Petersburg, Fla., native to play guard at the NFL.

He ran for over 3,600 yards and 33 touchdowns in his four years as a Bulldog. That's the real story: Wynn possibly playing left tackle in the NFL. "I won't say I'm really big into the hype".

Michel and his siblings were raised in Plantation, Florida by their Haitian immigrant parents who moved here with nothing to create a better life. Because of this, teams are willing to reach on a signal-caller if they think that QB has a chance to be a real QB1. Though UGA seeks to set a school record this year for number of players taken in a seven-round draft - eight were taken in 2002 and 2013 - the school always has sent a lot of players to the NFL. Been in a good program. We spent a lot of time on a lot of different players. We can't forget who Wynn is being paid to protect, either.

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The scouting reports on the All-SEC Wynn, a second-team All-American, are consistent.

Wynn would seem to be undersized as a tackle at the National Football League level, though he could be an option to replace left tackle Nate Solder, who signed with the New York Giants. The Patriots should be in good position at right tackle with Marcus Cannon returning from a season-ending ankle injury. The Patriots have a total of five selections in the first 95 picks. Jackson is committed to play QB so any team who would like to use him otherwise will probably pass on him in the draft.

Michel said that made him realize how many opportunities football gave him, and what it could mean for his family's future, and his father recognizes what is so special about their bond. So, I'm just a fan. He also plays with a nasty streak, which had to catch the eye of Bill Belichick and Dante Scarnecchia.