The New England Patriots made another move to bolster their offensive line depth in Round 6 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
With the No. 195 overall pick, they selected Wake Forest offensive tackle Justin Herron.
As our Phil Perry notes, Herron projects to be a guard at the pro level with a different skillset than New England's previous Round 6 pick, OL Michael Onwenu.
Herron looks more like a guard at 6-foot-4, 308 pounds. Same position but sort of the anti-Onwenu. More of an athlete. Not considered a real power guy on the interior. https://t.co/HAqBPgMka3
— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 25, 2020
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Like Onwenu, Herron impressed with his strength at the NFL Combine logging 27 bench press reps. He'll compete for a spot on the offensive line alongside Onwenu, last year's fourth-round pick Hjalte Froholdt, and Jermaine Eluemunor. The Patriots selecting two consecutive offensive linemen is especially notable given the uncertainty of Joe Thuney's future with the team.
Prior to Herron and Onwenu, the Patriots used their picks on safety Kyle Dugger, two linebackers in Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings, two tight ends in Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, and kicker Justin Rohrwasser.
2020 NFL Draft: Patriots select OL Justin Herron in Round 6 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston