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Patriots Draft Mac Jones at No. 15 | Team Fit and What to Expect

With the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Patriots draft Mac Jones, quarterback out of Alabama. Mac Jones led one of the best Alabama offenses to another historic season. While he did have weapons galore around him, he is a quarterback that fits Belichick’s system and will hopefully be their quarterback for the future for Patriot fans.

Mac Jones Highlights

Mac Jones NFL Draft Profile and Stats

Mac Jones
Position:
 Quarterback
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 217 lbs
Age: 22
College: Alabama Crimson Tide

Mac Jones 2020 Stats

Completion Percentage: 77.4%
Passing Yards:
 4,500
Passing TDs/INTs:
 41/4
Pass Yards/Att: 
11.2

Passer Rating: 203.1
Rushing Yards: 14
Rushing TDs: 1

mac jones nfl draft profile 2021 projection stats highlights
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Mac Jones Draft Profile

Strengths

  • Great competitor
  • Ran best offense in NCAA
  • Reads defenses at NFL level
  • Makes anticipatory throws
  • Most accurate in nation within 10 yards
  • Great pocket presence

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t have much tuck and run ability when in trouble
  • Arm lacks in comparison to other top quarterbacks in draft class
  • Only one year of film
  • Had a stacked offense all around him


What to Expect From Mac Jones in 2021

The Patriots have missed on quarterbacks in the past and are looking to get it right again. After a disastrous season of Cam Newton, the flaws of not having a good quarterback are again put on display for New England. While Cam Newton seems to be their quarterback for this year, it seems that Jones will get a year to learn the system before he takes over.

For this season, there likely won’t be much Jones will be doing in this Patriot offense. However the Patriots did make some big splashes in this past free agency period bringing in Nelson Agholor, Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. Jones has already shown his superior ability to read defenses, and will have two big tight ends to target on top of some speedy wideouts. While he certainly isn’t the sexy pick here, he is the pick the Patriots needed to make.


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