Mesko selected #19 in the 5th round by the Jupiter Giants
or New England Patriots
The Patriots had an obvious need at punter and this is a decisive move to fill it.
At this point in the draft, any player the team selected would be a fringe player for a roster spot, and that's why the team must have felt comfortable investing the choice in a specialist. While Mesko could face competition from a veteran free-agent signing after June 1, he must now be viewed as the clear-cut favorite to be punting for New England in the season opener against the Bengals based on this significant investment of draft pick/salary.