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New England Patriots 2023 Draft Selection Round 3

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updated 30 Apr 2023

Marte Mapu, LB, Sacremento State

6'3", 217 lbs

Mapu has received accolades for his ability to play in various positions, but it is crucial for him to showcase his expertise in at least one specific area, such as excelling in run support or coverage, at the next level. Due to his limitations in short-area athleticism and long speed, his ability to cover man-to-man may be limited to tight ends. Nevertheless, he possesses impressive instincts in short zone and is eager to make impactful hits when close to the box. It wouldn't be surprising to see Mapu add weight and transition into a backup weakside linebacker role in a 4-3 defensive scheme in the professional level.

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