The New England Patriots are reportedly zeroing in on their quarterback of the long run.
Assuming the Jacksonville Jaguars take Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 general choose, and the New York Jets observe that up by taking Zach Wilson of BYU with the second choice, the Patriots can be Alabama’s Mac Jones, Trey Lance of North Dakota State, or Ohio State’s Justin Fields.
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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly deciding between Jones and Lance at No. three, which suggests the Patriots might probably transfer up from the No. 15 spot to take one of many younger quarterbacks.
In response to the NFL Community, the Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles have known as groups about shifting into the highest 10 of the draft. New England seems to be concentrating on Fields, the community acknowledged.
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Fields, together with Lawrence, Wilson, Lance and Jones, are thought of to be the most effective quarterbacks within the class. In simply eight video games performed final season, Fields threw for two,100 yards with 22 touchdowns and solely six interceptions. He added 383 yards on the bottom with 5 extra scores.
If the Patriots transfer as much as take Fields, they’ve the luxurious of sitting him behind present starter Cam Newton for a season earlier than he takes over below middle subsequent yr.