The Patriots Have The Most Important Draft In Two Decades. The Main Question Is Who Will They Draft At Quarterback?

The Patriots Have The Most Important Draft In Two Decades. The Main Question Is Who Will They Draft At Quarterback?

The NFL Draft is this week all eyes are on the Patriots at pick 15. History tells us, Belichick doesn’t like drafting high for a quarterback or even trading up to get one. At the 15th pick, I expect the Patriots to go defense whether it be a linebacker or defensive end. The quarterback won’t be drafted until the second or third round in my opinion.

With the Patriots not expected to draft a quarterback in the first round. Who could they draft to fit in the Patriots system? This is an important draft for them and they really need to get the quarterback position filled for the future of the franchise.

I asked Kevin Tame Jr. of Full Press Coverage for the Patriots on who he thinks they will draft “Mac Jones I don’t think Belichick is trading up to the top 5. I think a lot of teams put out false reports and misinformation. Mac Jones was always projected to be around No. 15 and then suddenly reports came out that he could go top 5 or top 10? I just don’t see it.

I think history has shown us that Belichick relies heavily on his friends in the business. Guys like Nick Saban, who has probably given Belichick the whole rundown on Mac Jones. Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance are all probably going top 10 maybe top 12. I think Mac Jones is the last guy on the list in round one. So if Bill goes quarterback in round one I’m expecting Mac Jones.”

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Kellen Mond is on the Patriots radar in this year's NFL Draft
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) looks downfield to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

In the second round, I think Belichick drafts Kellen Mond. He met with the Patriots at the Senior Bowl according to the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride. He also texts with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Mond played four seasons with Texas A&M. His senior year he threw for 2,282 yards with 19 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 294 yards and four touchdowns.

If Cam Newton is the quarterback in 2021, they need a mobile quarterback to take over. It doesn’t look like Jarrett Stidham is the future for the Patriots, as he didn’t even start a game last season. They need a mobile quarterback that can throw to take over for the foreseeable future after Cam leaves.

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