The 2024 Draft

Patriots Mock Draft Tracker Consensus:

2024: Jayden Daniels
2023: Broderick Jones
2022: Devin Lloyd
2021: Trey Lance
2020: AJ Epenesa
2019: Drew Lock
2018: Harrison Phillips
2017: Takkarist McKinley


Jesus, Tommy, you're no fun. You completely destroyed my little dream that everything was
going to be all right in one paragraph. ;)

As an excuse, I find that I feel a little lost after BB got canned and I'm trying to figure out what
other teams actually do to, you know, get better. Like Parcells once commented on Willie Mac
when he was a rookie "he's like a golf ball in tall grass. lost."

Also, I didn't like any of those guys for us, except Phillips who was a decent player, so perhaps
the "consensus" thing was a sloppy way for me to put it. I just think that after 10 years of weak drafting
maybe we need to take a fresh approach and we could hardly have been less conventional. Or
less successful.

I haven't dug down on the guy yet, but, Just for the record, what are some of the negatives you see
in Daniels?
 
Jesus, Tommy, you're no fun. You completely destroyed my little dream that everything was
going to be all right in one paragraph. ;)

As an excuse, I find that I feel a little lost after BB got canned and I'm trying to figure out what
other teams actually do to, you know, get better. Like Parcells once commented on Willie Mac
when he was a rookie "he's like a golf ball in tall grass. lost."

Also, I didn't like any of those guys for us, except Phillips who was a decent player, so perhaps
the "consensus" thing was a sloppy way for me to put it. I just think that after 10 years of weak drafting
maybe we need to take a fresh approach and we could hardly have been less conventional. Or
less successful.

I haven't dug down on the guy yet, but, Just for the record, what are some of the negatives you see
in Daniels?
He has Tyquan Thornton legs.
He's already 24.
He looks to run after one read. Sometimes even before.
 
He has Tyquan Thornton legs.
He's already 24.
He looks to run after one read. Sometimes even before.

I can see that. Yeah, he'd need some work to try to tame him, but people thought Devonta Smith was
going to struggle in the pros because he's got skinny getaway sticks and he just keeps making plays. There
is a fine line between bony and wiry. Lamar Jackson was the same way and he got stronger.

I might regret it, but I desperately want to see a long bomb to a wide open WR who leaves everybody in
the dust to go 70 yards for six. I can't remember the last time we did that. Moss? I don't know.

Why can't we have nice things?

I watched all those flares and screens that were completed during the Bills/Chiefs and it didn't look the same as
when we tried it because the DBs were well back in coverage and not laying in wait near the LOS. I want somebody with an
arm that can force people to back off and Daniels certainly seems to have that.
 
I can see that. Yeah, he'd need some work to try to tame him, but people thought Devonta Smith was
going to struggle in the pros because he's got skinny getaway sticks and he just keeps making plays. There
is a fine line between bony and wiry. Lamar Jackson was the same way and he got stronger.

I might regret it, but I desperately want to see a long bomb to a wide open WR who leaves everybody in
the dust to go 70 yards for six. I can't remember the last time we did that. Moss? I don't know.

Why can't we have nice things?

I watched all those flares and screens that were completed during the Bills/Chiefs and it didn't look the same as
when we tried it because the DBs were well back in coverage and not laying in wait near the LOS. I want somebody with an
arm that can force people to back off and Daniels certainly seems to have that.
I'm pretty sure I said the same thing in a post not too long ago. I just want to see my QB rip a 30-yard out like Bledsoe used to do. I'm tired of talking about 'good enough' arm strength.
 
Daniel Jeremiah picks Jayden Daniels at #3 for the Pats and considers him only slightly below Caleb Williams on his board.
Protect him and give him a good play caller and Jayden Daniels should thrive.
This is a great year to draft tackles and WRs to give Daniels or any QB what he needs.


View: https://open.spotify.com/episode/08PYa0UyBs9xlrS9L6HtuG
 
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I'll be diving in to my WR film soon. These are the WRs I intend to study. If you have anyone you'd like to add, throw me a PM.

X Receivers

MHJ
Rome Odunz
Adonai Mitchell
Keon Coleman
Brian Thomas
Javon Baker
Ja'Lynn Polk
Xavier Legette
Brendan Rice
Devontez Walker

Y Receivers

Malik Nabors
Xavier Worthy
Ladd McConkey
Troy Franklin
Jermaine Burton
Jalen McMillan
Ricky Pearsall

Slot Receivers
- Z Receivers might be a better term now that so many Zs are doubling as Ys. (Only 5 receivers in the NFL took over 75% of their snaps from the slot)
Isaiah Williams
Malachi Corley (might be the toughest guy on the Pats if he were a Patriot now)
Luke McCaffrey (brother of Christian)
 
I'll be diving in to my WR film soon. These are the WRs I intend to study. If you have anyone you'd like to add, throw me a PM.

X Receivers
MHJ
Rome Odunz
Adonai Mitchell
Keon Coleman
Brian Thomas
Javon Baker
Ja'Lynn Polk
Xavier Legette
Brendan Rice
Devontez Walker

Y Receivers
Malik Nabors
Xavier Worthy
Ladd McConkey
Troy Franklin
Jermaine Burton
Jalen McMillan
Ricky Pearsall

Slot Receivers - Z Receivers might be a better term now that so many Zs are doubling as Ys. (Only 5 receivers in the NFL took over 75% of their snaps from the slot)
Isaiah Williams
Malachi Corley (might be the toughest guy on the Pats if he were a Patriot now)
Luke McCaffrey (brother of Christian)

Having watched a fair amount of USC the last two seasons I assumed Brendan Rice would be a better prospect than where I'm seeing him slotted.

Is he not fast enough? All I know is that he's Jerry's son and scored a shitload of long TDs. He looks fast to the eye. Do you have any idea
why he's ranked as a 3rd to 5th kind of guy? I figure he has to understand a lot of the nuance about playing the position, which is a problem
we seem to have had over the years.
 
Having watched a fair amount of USC the last two seasons I assumed Brendan Rice would be a better prospect than where I'm seeing him slotted.

Is he not fast enough? All I know is that he's Jerry's son and scored a shitload of long TDs. He looks fast to the eye. Do you have any idea
why he's ranked as a 3rd to 5th kind of guy? I figure he has to understand a lot of the nuance about playing the position, which is a problem
we seem to have had over the years.

I haven't placed them in any concrete order yet
 
I'll be diving in to my WR film soon. These are the WRs I intend to study. If you have anyone you'd like to add, throw me a PM.

X Receivers
MHJ
Rome Odunz
Adonai Mitchell
Keon Coleman
Brian Thomas
Javon Baker
Ja'Lynn Polk
Xavier Legette
Brendan Rice
Devontez Walker

Y Receivers
Malik Nabors
Xavier Worthy
Ladd McConkey
Troy Franklin
Jermaine Burton
Jalen McMillan
Ricky Pearsall

Slot Receivers - Z Receivers might be a better term now that so many Zs are doubling as Ys. (Only 5 receivers in the NFL took over 75% of their snaps from the slot)
Isaiah Williams
Malachi Corley (might be the toughest guy on the Pats if he were a Patriot now)
Luke McCaffrey (brother of Christian)

If you're not familiar with Marvin Harrison Jr.'s talent level, take a gander here.
I don't remember seeing another WR double teamed more than him over my 10 years of studying WR draft prospects.
He's a special player.


View: https://twitter.com/TommyK_NFLDraft/status/1748342100494614553
 
If you're not familiar with Marvin Harrison Jr.'s talent level, take a gander here.
I don't remember seeing another WR double teamed more than him over my 10 years of studying WR draft prospects.
He's a special player.


View: https://twitter.com/TommyK_NFLDraft/status/1748342100494614553

Unless something drastically changes with my opinion on the QBs, it's MHJ or trade down and pick a LT. It's hard to pass up the most talented player in the draft.


.....but, but who is going to throw to him? Don't know, figure that out in year 2 or 3 of the rebuild.

This team needs TALENT across the team (yes I said team, like 80% of that defense is a FA in the next two years.)
 
Unless something drastically changes with my opinion on the QBs, it's MHJ or trade down and pick a LT. It's hard to pass up the most talented player in the draft.


.....but, but who is going to throw to him? Don't know, figure that out in year 2 or 3 of the rebuild.

This team needs TALENT across the team (yes I said team, like 80% of that defense is a FA in the next two years.)

If it's a QB we're after, what about trading up to #1 to draft Caleb Williams?
We can't control what Chicago wants to do but we can plan for our best outcome regardless of what they do.
Good OTs will be available in the 2nd round and good WRs will be available in the 3rd round ( I guarantee the WR part).
This is an honest, slow paced, easy to understand scouting session of 8 plays that show why Caleb Williams should be special in the NFL. They point out the things he already
does well such as his response to pressure, his arm strength, throwing angles and foot work. They also point out some things that need work. Along the way they compare him
to Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Fran Tarkenton, the good Kyler Murray and a few QBs known to have cannons for arms. It's an hour but you can jump ahead from time to time and still get a good feel for what they're saying. This is worth your time.

 
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Completely against trading up, to me that is something you do if you are only a piece away....that isn't us....say no to trying a quick fix.

Nevermind if you trade up to 1 you very likely don't have that 2nd round pick to try to fix LT, which now means you have a rookie QB with no quality LT to protect them....and you probably gave up at least a high 1st in '25 as well.
 
If it's a QB we're after, what about trading up to #1 to draft Caleb Williams?
We can't control what Chicago wants to do but we can plan for our best outcome regardless of what they do.
Good OTs will be available in the 2nd round and good WRs will be available in the 3rd round ( I guarantee the WR part).
This is an honest, slow paced, easy to understand scouting session of 8 plays that show why Caleb Williams should be special in the NFL. They point out the things he already
does well such as his response to pressure, his arm strength, throwing angles and foot work. They also point out some things that need work. Along the way they compare him
to Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Fran Tarkenton, the good Kyler Murray and a few QBs known to have cannons for arms. It's an hour but you can jump ahead from time to time and still get a good feel for what they're saying. This is worth your time.


All of those extra useless wins during the regular season got costly… ☕
 
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