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NFL Draft prospects the Patriots could target on Day 2

After all the fanfare and anticipation, the rumors and speculation, the first round is over. But the NFL Draft? That’s just getting started. The Patriots have nine more picks and a roster that could use depth on both sides of the ball. The front office might trade some selections for future picks, having lost a 2022 fifth and sixth-rounder already in trades. It’s all a mystery in New England until the clock starts ticking — again.
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Bill Belichick explains Patriots’ quarterback situation like only he can

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t wait long to confirm that, yes, Cam Newton is still his starting quarterback. In fact, Belichick made sure to include it in his opening statement less than two hours after the Patriots selected Alabama quarterback Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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New England Patriots select quarterback with 15th overall pick in 2021 draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For the first time in head coach Bill Belichick's 21-year tenure, the New England Patriots have drafted a quarterback in the first round. The Patriots selected Mac Jones from the University of Alabama with the 15th overall pick during the 2021 NFL draft Thursday night. Jones led...

‘Patient Patriots’ Could Land Future Hall-of-Famer

Just hours ahead of the 2021 NFL draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a bombshell related to NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers superstar Aaron Rodgers that the New England Patriots and the rest of the league should be interested in this year and for 2022. According to Schefter, sources say...

In Round 1, Patriots can't pass up passer Jones

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Trade up? Trade down? Stay put? Depending on which media report you wanted to believe, the Patriots were prepared to do any of those things heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Ultimately, only one could happen, of course, and in the end, New England didn't have to do anything but stay right where they were to make an intriguing selection.

Expert grades for the Patriots selecting quarterback Mac Jones

The New England Patriots selected a quarterback in the first round of the draft for the first time since 1993. With the 15th pick, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was still on the board. And the Patriots didn't pass on an opportunity to get their potential franchise quarterback. Jones led Alabama...

Potential Patriots targets for draft's day two

The Patriots took quarterback Mac Jones on Thursday night at 15th overall in the first round, filling their biggest long-term need on their roster, and can now turn their sites toward improving other parts of their roster as the draft continues into the weekend. With two picks on the draft's...

New England Patriots NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection

The 2021 NFL draft was held April 29 through May 1 and every New England Patriots draft pick has been analyzed here. After last season's virtual draft, Cleveland played host to festivities this year with a handful of potential draft picks present and socially distanced because of COVID-19. Here's a...

Patriots Unfiltered's 2021 Draft Forecast

If sorting through the enormous amounts of pre-draft rhetoric has become too time-consuming for you, then this is the place for you. Patriots Unfiltered's draft analysis may not rival Dane Brugler's Draft "Beast" in terms of volume, but we'll give you some quick-hitters that should help you follow along this weekend.
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Why Ex-Patriots Exec Believes Justin Fields Rumors Are ‘Smokescreen’

With just hours to go before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft, multiple sportsbooks view the New England Patriots as the favorites to land Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. Michael Lombardi still can’t see that happening. Lombardi, who worked under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in New England and...
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NFL Draft tracker 2021: Latest Patriots rumors, analysis

The time has come. The 2021 NFL Draft is finally here. Each team enters tonight’s first round with their sights set on shaping the future of their franchise. They have wrapped up their prospect evaluations and have a plan set for this week’s seven-round draft. Some top prospects are in...

Bean: Five things I don't want the Patriots to do in the NFL Draft

We never know what Bill Belichick is going to do in the NFL Draft, but it’s fun to discuss what we want him to do. It’s never been easier than in this year’s draft, where the Pats are picking unusually high (15th overall) and still have some big needs. We’ve found our favorite prospects and our ideal scenarios, but what moves would make us throw our hands up and sigh?

Patriots Unfiltered Q&A: Predicting the Pats draft plan

With all the talk of trading up for a future QB in the 2021 draft and the negativity surrounding the re-signing of Cam Newton I feel that Coach Belichick believes like myself that Cam Newton has the potential to maintain the level of play he showed in the first 4 games of last season. What is your take on this and your opinion on what to do with N'Keal Harry as I still think he has a skillset that is good to have but, just has not clicked for him? -Mark Saez.
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Why the Patriots should trade cornerback Stephon Gilmore this week, and why they should not

Even after their active free agency period the New England Patriots have only a handful of players currently under contract for the 2021 season that can be considered as “blue chip” talents. Among them is Stephon Gilmore, who is just one year removed from being named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and still one of the best cover cornerbacks in all of football.