The New England Hope They Can Find Their Franchise Quarterback In The 2024 Draft

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    Courtesy Of New England Communications

    New York, NY–Reports suggest that the New England Patriots are poised to make waves in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft, potentially surprising many with their draft strategy.

    It’s widely anticipated that Caleb Williams will be the top pick for the Chicago Bears, followed by the Washington Commanders likely selecting a quarterback with the second pick. For some time, it’s been assumed that the Patriots would also opt for a signal-caller at the third spot after trading Mac Jones to the Jacksonville Jaguars following a disappointing season in Foxborough. Currently, third year QB Bailey Zappe stands as the second-string quarterback on the roster behind Brissett.

    However, if the Patriots retain the third pick, they have a range of high-profile prospects to consider.

    Certainly, they could choose to select a quarterback like Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, or J.J. McCarthy. Alternatively, if they opt against a quarterback, they might turn their attention to elite receiver prospects such as Marvin Harrison Jr., Rome Odunze, or Malik Nabers.

    Nevertheless, their most strategic move could involve trading the third overall pick to a team in need of a quarterback. Potential trade partners could include the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, or Seattle Seahawks, all seeking to secure a top quarterback prospect.

    New England 2024 draft picks

    • Round 1: No. 3 overall
    • Round 2: No. 34
    • Round 3: No. 68
    • Round 4: No. 103
    • Round 5: No. 137
    • Round 6: No. 180
    • Round 6: No. 193 (from Jacksonville)
    • Round 7: No. 231 (from Chicago)

    TOP 3 NEEDS

    Quarterback

    Given their challenges at the quarterback position this season, it’s highly probable that the Patriots will be on the hunt for a top-tier quarterback, one with the ability to serve as the cornerstone of the franchise for years to come.

    Offensive Tackle

    In 2023, New England’s most vulnerable position was identified as one in dire need of both starting-caliber talent and depth. Maybe Michigan Kris Jenkins might be a good fit for Pats.

    Wide Receiver

    The offense requires a formidable presence on the perimeter to complement the speed and yard-gaining ability of the slot receivers. Speedster Texas Adonai Mitchell will be match in heaven for New England.

    2023 STATS

    Total OFFENSE: 276.2 (30th)
    RUSHING: 95.7 (26th)
    PASSING: 180.5 (28th)
    TOTAL DEFENSE: 301.7 (7th)
    RUSHING: 93.24 (4th)
    PASSING: 208.4 (11th)