Why Grant Delpit could be a perfect first-round NFL Draft target for the Patriots

Aug 31, 2019; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers safety Grant Delpit (7) celebrates after a turnover by the Georgia Southern Eagles during the second quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The entire offseason for the New England Patriots has been centered around the impending decision of Tom Brady. Whether Brady chooses to leave or re-sign in free agency remains to be seen.

While everyone is anxiously waiting for free agency, fans of the Patriots are curious to see what the team does in the first round of the draft. Could New England select a wide receiver to improve the receiving corps? Or could they look to draft at a position that could become a need in free agency?

Following a first-round elimination from the playoffs, the Patriots hold the No. 23 pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It was well-documented that the offense sputtered throughout the 2019 season due to a lack of weapons.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Patriots grab one of the top-tier receivers in this year’s draft. At the same time, there could be positions that become more of a priority between now and the draft.

With how New England has handled the first round over the years, there’s no telling what Bill Belichick is going to do. In light of that, here is why Grant Delpit could be a perfect first-round target for the Patriots in this year’s draft.