New England Patriots Post-Draft Team Guide
Everyone, meet the new New England Patriots. They’re in many ways the same as the old New England Patriots. But it is the ways in which this year’s Patriots team is different from the past that makes them one of the most fascinating teams in all of football.
The Patriots found their wallet this year in free agency, handing out an unprecedented amount of money relative to the team’s spending habits in free agency over the last decade. This is a team that is clearly ready to climb back into the thick of the playoff race and, given the Buffalo Bills’ evolution and the emergence of the Miami Dolphins in 2020, the upgrades were much needed.
Is the revamped effort enough to push the Patriots back into prominence? Let’s take a look back at their 2021 NFL Draft class to see what gaps the team was able to fill via this year’s draft.
Round 1: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama