Todd McShay’s third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Patriots went young at wide receiver last offseason, so adding a veteran wideout this time around is probably the better move, seeing as the Pats are a contending team. But drafting a tight end could be the right move for Patriots in the first round (No. 29), as a young complement to the oft-injured Rob Gronkowski.
The interior offensive line could also use some attention, but the Patriots have developed mid-round players here quite well over the years. We saw the effect of Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly's injuries had on New England’s defense, so a defensive tackle like Stephon Tuitt -- who McShay mocked to them last time around -- or Ra'Shede Hageman could be a nice fit as a versatile lineman the Bill Belichick prefers with a lot of athletic upside.
Whom does McShay have the Patriots drafting at No. 29? Let's take a look: