NFL Draft Rd.1: Discussion, Rumors, Rumblings, Spoilers Gamethread

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sodenj5

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Last time the Patriots got a bad bodied pocket QB, he turned into one of the greatest QBs of all time. So Mac is probably a future hall of famer.
 

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Works for me! But surely you agree that he can gain arm strength as he matures and is in a pro weight program, right? I mean, that's exactly what happened to Brady. His arm was fine coming out of college, but he definitely got stronger. A lot stronger.
I honestly think this is going to end disastrously. But I hope I am very wrong.
 

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I honestly think this is going to end disastrously. But I hope I am very wrong.
Oh no doubt it COULD end disastrously. But they couldn't go with Cam as the future. This was the year to get a QB. I wanted them to trade up for Lance, but with Lance going #3, no shot at that. I'd have loved a move up for Fields too, but oh well. Mac at 15 works just fine. Didn't give up any extra picks, so that's a bonus.
 

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I'll eat crow. I said the Pats wouldn't stand pat and pick a QB. I was wrong.

I am happy they went and got a QB. They didn't have to trade pieces to get him. Well done, Bill. Now, let's see if he can play.
 

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Arm strength....first clip ESPN showed was Jones chucking a dime 60 yards downfield for a touchdown to a receiver covered by two guys.
 

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Even if (like me) you’re not super enamored of Jones, you can see the logic here. Pats filled a lot of holes in FA so if they can take a semi-gamble on a QB without giving anything up, it makes sense.
 

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There's no way Bill makes that pick out of desperation. We wanted him. Have to feel good about that.
 
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