Patriots Mock Draft: 7-rounds with big trades to build an unreal young offense

The Pats maneuver to a mega-dream offensive draft.
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The 2024 NFL draft is two weeks away and closing fast toward the opening of proceedings on Thursday, April 25th. New England Patriots preparations are nearing their conclusion, and discussion is rampant on whether or not to take a quarterback with their third pick overall, who to take there, or alternatively trade down.

Control of the draft is now in the hands of Eliot Wolf after the summary dismissal of long-time Head Coach and general manager Bill Belichick. Owner Robert Kraft assigned running this, the most crucial offseason in about 25 years, to Wolf. It's all on the draft for Wolf now after a poor free agency, as he auditions for Kraft to see if he can demonstrate he's qualified to be the Pats' permanent general manager.

So, as we like to say (and as TB12 used to), Let's Go! and conduct a complete seven-round mock draft. The prime objective is to conduct a consensus draft to reconstruct a lackluster Patriots offense to complement a solid Pat's defense. That's the goal, and if this draft occurs, Patriots Nation will be ecstatic. Stay tuned; this is the draft you've been waiting for, with four trades and a bevy of top offensive picks.

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Pats trade down and still get their man in the first round

Eliot Wolf starts the draft with a shocking trade until you hear the return and see how the board falls. He swaps the third pick overall and rolls the dice.

He traded that pick to the LA Chargers for their fifth overall pick and pick No. 37. It's a calculated gamble for Wolf, with Caleb Williams and Drake Maye off the board and only Jayden Daniels of the top three remaining. But the Chargers, now with pick No. 3 having Justin Herbert, don't need a quarterback.

At pick No. 4, Arizona obliges and also passes on Daniels. Wolf sends the pick up to the rostrum in an instant. It's Jayden Daniels of LSU. He gets the quarterback he wanted all along and another top second-round pick in the bargain. This is as astute a draft maneuver as you'll ever see, and Wolf has pulled it off in his first draft. Wolf now has his QB of the present and future in hand, in Daniels.

Daniels is the best all-around quarterback in this draft, bar none. Not only is he a super-accurate passer with a 72.2% completion percentage in 2023, but he also does the unthinkable for a recent Patriot quarterback: he protects the football! He had 40 TD passes and only four interceptions for the LSU Tigers last season.

Added to those superlative passing stats is the fact that he's a running-back-level runner himself, with 1134 yards and 10 TDs on the ground. He does it all. To get him at pick No. 5 is a major steal and coup for Wolf and as good a beginning to your team's draft and your own draft history as it gets.

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