Jones is a smart player, and he is very good at going through his progressions and making the correct read. His mechanics are sound; his delivery is clean. He lacks the combined arm strength and athleticism that NFL GM's and coaches are looking for, but don't be fooled. Jones is a skillful player with a lot of upside and intangible qualities that translate well at the NFL level.
Other Considerations If Available:
Alabama QB Mac Jones or NDSU QB Trey Lance or Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle or Alabama WR DeVonta Smith or Trade up or Trade Back
The Patriots have a myriad of needs, especially on the football's offensive side, where they lack explosive playmakers. The WR position has been their most inconsistent position in recent seasons regardless of who the QB is under center. They also need QB as Cam Newton showed flashes in moments last season, but he, too, was inconsistent. If the Patriots wanted to give Cam Newton another season with a few new weapons, that might be the route to go, but he is not the Super Man he once was, but he is adequate. It would be nice to see what he could do in the Patriot's offense with some playmakers around him. So what are the options? In our first mock draft back in January, we had the Patriots taking the dynamic Florida TE Kyle Pitts, who can play inline TE, flex out wide, and the slot. In our current mock Draft, Pitts is still on the board (in real life, he probably won't make it this far). If he is available, we believe he goes to the Pats. Other options include Alabama QB Mac Jones, who we have going to the Broncos in the top 10. There is a far better chance he is available in this spot, even better than the odds of Kyle Pitts being available. There is also NDSU QB Trey Lance. Lance is an interesting fit for the Patriots, but as we witnessed in 2020, they can adapt their scheme to fit a more mobile QB. So what will the Patriots do?