Another interesting mock draft has made waves online to start this first week with no Patriots football, and in this latest one, they're making quite a splash to start the first round. Despite their horrific season, the silver lining was landing the third overall pick, which seems to mean they will hopefully draft their next franchise quarterback.
The assumption is they will miss out on Drake Maye and Caleb Williams, the top prospects in the class. So, the Patriots will have to choose either a guy like Jayden Daniels or trade back late into the first or wait until the second round to get a different quarterback.
But what if they decided to throw it all at Chicago to swap first-round picks in order to snag the quarterback they want?
That's what Jordy McElroy of the Patriots Wire has done in his new mock draft this week, having New England start with a bang with a blockbuster trade to get the best quarterback of the draft Caleb Williams.
What would it take to make that happen? Well, McElroy has the Bears sending the first overall pick for the third overall, a 2024 third-rounder, and the Patriots' 2025 first-round pick. It seems steep, but yet almost a bargain to get what most have deemed the best option for a team's next franchise quarterback.
Here's how he has the rest of the draft going;
Round 1, Pick #1: Caleb Williams, QB - USC
Round 2, Pick #34: Jordan Morgan, OT - Arizona
Outside of addressing the quarterback and wide receiver, taking one of the best offensive linemen in the draft is another win.
Round 4, Pick #103: Cade Stover, TE - Ohio State
He may not be the top tight end in this year's class, but with Mike Gesicki and Hunter Henry hitting free agency, taking Cade Stover in the fourth round makes a lot of sense.
Round 5, Pick #135: Kiran Amegadjie, OT - Yale
Round 6, Pick #181: Jonah Elliss, EDGE - Utah
Round 7, Pick #228: Rasheen Ali, RB - Marshall
No wide receivers were taken in this mock draft, which is a bit of a concern since that is a major weakness with the current offense. However, the belief is they will address the position in free agency, whether by trading for a WR1 or signing a guy like Mike Evans or Tee Higgins, both of which are productive and will be expensive.
This would be quite the way for Mayo to begin his tenure as the first head coach after Bill Belichick. He would address most of the biggest holes on the roster and make a bold move to get a quarterback who will hopefully be the guy for years to come.