Patriots best case scenario 7-Round mock draft

Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18)
Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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As dreadful as 2023 was for Patriots fans, imagine something good happening at the draft. You never know; it might happen.

A best-case scenario for the Patriots this upcoming season would involve the best version of Jacoby Brissett turning up in Foxborough, at least at the start of the year.  

Brissett’s best season as a starter came in 2019 when he started 5-2 in Indianapolis. So, get seven starts out of Brissett, and then get on the phone to Tom Brady. TB12 recently let slip that he could be persuaded to come out of retirement for a team who are in contention in 2024.

Let’s assume he would be open to reuniting with his buddy Robert Kraft now that Bill Belichick is out of the picture. One of his former teammates is the head coach now, after all. That would solve a huge problem for Eliot Wolf.

But how would the draft class look with the quarterback-related headache out of the way? 

First Round, 3rd pick - WR Marvin Harrison Jr.  

Even if he didn’t take part in the testing at the combine or Ohio State’s pro day, Harrison Jr. Is still the best player in this draft class. He would improve any offense in the league. In his three years as a Buckeye, he caught 155 passes at an average of 16.9 yards per reception.

He also caught 31 touchdowns and was successful running the ball because, of course, he did; he’s great. His four rushing attempts saw him average 14.5 yards per carry, and he scored a rushing touchdown. 

But Harrison Jr. is equally proficient when he doesn’t have the ball. He has no problem run blocking and at 6 feet 4 inches and 205 lbs. he can really move defenders when he gets his hands on them.