Depending on how the 2024 NFL Draft board falls, and where the New England Patriots will be picking, there is a distinct chance that the team does not draft a QB in the first round. In a mock draft that I posted to the Musket Fire Twitter, I drafted Penn State LT Olu Fashanu in the first round and took Bo Nix in the second round.
For the Mac Jones believers that are still out there, I think they are still holding out a bit of hope that the QB can finally prove that he's a franchise guy if the Patriots put competent players around him. Jones would likely have to win some sort of QB competition in 2024. But anyway, here's the draft:
I do think the first two picks for the Patriots should be QB/WR/OT depending on how the board falls. Honestly, if the Pats end up with any other position with their first couple of picks, something bad happened. Well, maybe something bad does happen to them during the 2024 NFL Draft!
Let's look at three first-round prospects that won't replace Mac Jones.