The New England Patriots returned to another Super Bowl in February and came up short of SB Championship #6. It wasn’t the offenses fault-the fault lies in the defense. The Patriots have two first round picks and in an ideal world they would spend both on defensive players but the Patriots have a problem- Tom Brady is forty years old and the replacement down the road in a few years is not on the roster. A year ago they looked loaded at the position but they have since traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers in a move they will soon regret. Earlier they traded third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Colts where he filled in for Andrew Luck and showed some promise. The Patriots have two second round picks and a third also- so drafting a quarterback here is smart and they still have a chance to add some needed help to the defense and offensive line.
With the 31st pick in the NFL draft the New England Patriots select QB- Lamar Jackson 6’2″ 216 Louisville. A great athlete who some question as a future NFL Quarterback- they feel he’d be better as a receiver using his skills but I see the Patriots drafting him and letting him sit for the next two years – learning the NFL and correcting his mechanics- and readying him to replace Tom Brady if Brady ever retires. The success of this quarterback class may come down to who drafts which quarterback and going to New England will be a big plus for the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner. Bill Belichick and company know their football. He couldn’t go to a better place. The big question on Jackson seems to be can his body hold up- he’s frail and is a runner-built like RGIII.