Round 4 • Pick 15 (117) • G Sidy Sow

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Evan Lazar on this pick, courtesy of patriots.com:

The Patriots love themselves a jumbo-sized power-blocking guard prospect, with Sow as the latest road grader to join the program. Sow needs a ton of development from a mental standpoint. He struggles to diagnose moving parts after the snap and adjust his blocking path while working in the running game. But nobody will question Sow's ability to strike, drive, and leverage blocks. With starting guard Mike Onwenu entering the final year of his contract, Sow has the skill set to project as a right guard in New England's system.
 

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Worth noting that Groh said they feel he has positional versatility and can play tackle.
 

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if they see Sow as more of tackle the draft makes a lot more sense-then you have two IOL and Sow as potential replacement for cajuste/McDermott so you’re filling three positions of need rather than overdoing one position and not filling another
 

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Breer: “My understanding is they’re gonna try Sow at tackle, where he actually played as a true freshman in 2018.”
 

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One of the objectives that Groh and the Patriots had was to get tough on the line. Sow is tough as they come. He’s a mauler as a run blocker. He can displace DTs even NTs with ease. In pass pro you can’t go through him. He has to work on his hands, resetting punches and where he lands his strike. He also has work to do with twists and stunts. He was one of the guys I thought could be a quality backup for a gap/power team (he’s a fit and mentioned in the superlatives) but I saw his ceiling as a starter. He’s athletic enough to play RT and he’s a good fit there long term. If he can’t start at RT he should be a good OG backup and/or swing OT.