The Patriots continue the overhaul with the 38th pick in the second round
In further recognition that the offensive tackle position is in shambles, the draft team turns the 2023 draft's most omission, not taking an offensive tackle, on its proverbial head. They waste little time in addressing it quickly again using another prime second-round pick on another top offensive tackle. They select Jordan Morgan, another huge offensive tackle from Arizona.
Nfldraftbuzz.com describes the big Arizona tackle this way,
"Jordan Morgan, with a solid projection as a top-50 pick, is a standout in the 2024 OT class, viable for late Round 1 or Day 2. At 6'5", 325 pounds, his blend of size, athleticism, and skill, especially after bouncing back from an ACL injury, positions him well for the pro game. Morgan's potential as an outstanding pass protector is evident, showcasing balance, strength, and superior leveraging abilities."
With this pick, the new Patriots' draft team shows it learned the lessons of the past when key positions were overlooked by Belichick to reach for players who weren't rated nearly as highly as their selection by the Patriots warranted. All three top picks are consensus picks, right where the Patriots want to be. In addition, in addressing real positions of need, they are well on their toward completing an A+, or even higher-rated draft.
This sets the Patriots up with two top offensive tackles in the 2024 draft to go along with a consensus top-three quarterback, who may be the best of them all. And, don't go away, believe it or not, in this mock draft, it gets even better.