The Patriots drafted a well-known face within the sixth spherical Saturday, including Liberty large receiver Demario Douglas with the 210th total choose.
Douglas performed below the Patriots teaching workers final January on the East-West Shrine Bowl, the place he flashed his 4.4 velocity and above-average agility in opposition to different school prospects. The 5-foot-9, 179-pounder works virtually completely out of the slot. He had 79 catches for 993 yards final season and will lalso present depth as a returner.
Douglas brings wanted dynamism to the Patriots’ receiving corps, which added LSU’s Kayshon Boutte earlier within the sixth spherical. His mixture of lengthy velocity and short-area quickness is uncommon in Foxboro. Douglas is slight and doesn’t compete properly on contested catches, however can create yards after the catch in addition to most receivers within the draft.
The 22-year-old led Liberty in receiving every of the previous two years however didn’t see a drop-off in his per-catch or per-game numbers regardless of a rise in targets and defensive consideration. He now joins Boutte, DeVante Parker, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kendrick Bourne, Tyquan Thornton and Tre Nixon within the staff’s receiver room.
The Patriots’ draft class to date:
Round 1, choose No. 17: Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez
Round 2, choose No. 46: Georgia Tech DL Keion White
Round 3, choose No. 76: Sacramento State LB Marte Mapu
Round 4, No. 107: Troy middle Jake Andrews
Round 4, No. 112: Maryland kicker Chad Ryland
Round 4, No. 117: Eastern Michigan offensive lineman Sidy Sow
Round 5, No. 144: UCLA offensive lineman Atonio Mafi
Round 6, No. 187: LSU large receiver Kayshon Boutte
Round 6: No. 192: Michigan State punter Bryce Baringer
Round 6: No. 210: Liberty large receiver Demario Douglas