Patriots finally select and get their man!
The most necessary player to build your new offense and team around has to be the quarterback, above all others. While any of the top three would have done just fine (the others, Williams and Maye), the choice for many was and now, in reality, is the aforementioned Heisman Trophy winner, Jayden Daniels. The Pats take Daniels. Here's why he's the right pick.
First, Daniels is a superb passer completing 72.2% of his passes in 2023 for 3812 yards. It gets even better. He finishes. He threw for 40 touchdowns with only four, that's four interceptions. That 10-1, TD/INT ratio is off the charts. In translation, it also shows that he protects the ball and for a turnover-happy team like the Patriots, that should be music to the ears of Patriot Nation.
And finally, he really can run the ball either on scripted plays or broken ones and does so with style. Daniels racked up 1134 yards on the ground and 10 additional TDs. That's fifty all-told. Throw in the Heisman pedigree and you have the perfect fit for a team that needs help all over their offense, needs a quarterback, and needs a boost! Want consensus? It's Jayden Daniels to the Patriots.
Since rebuilding an offense entirely, from the ground up will take time, having a dual-threat quarterback who can make up for lots of deficiencies while all the complementary pieces are put in place, is a very sound strategy. If things fall this way, the Patriots draft room will have set the table for perhaps the team's best draft in decades. It's already a home run draft at this point. But can it get better? Indeed, it can and does.