The narrative surrounding Mac Jones for the past few weeks was focused on whether he was worth not just the No. 3 overall pick, but the three first-round selections the 49ers invested in that draft slot. At No. 15 overall, it’s an entirely different conversation. Jones led the nation last season in overall PFF grade (95.8) and was the most accurate college quarterback in terms of adjusted completion rate (84.2%) PFF has seen. This is an outstanding pick.
He had almost four full seconds there...BEST VS. BLITZ: MAC JONES
Not that there was really any other way to slow down Alabama’s offense in 2020, but blitzing certainly didn’t work. Jones led college football in every single statistical category when blitzed last season: yards (1,365), touchdowns (18), yards per attempt (11.4) and completion percentage (77.5%). Maybe most impressively, Jones was only sacked three times on 124 blitzed dropbacks.
His teammates were not so subtle in praise of Jones when compared to Tua.Don’t like the pick. His teammates were an embarrassment of riches
Hope I’m wrong
he’s still better then Newton nonetheless
View: https://twitter.com/AndrewSiciliano/status/1367210773940826113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1367210773940826113%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Falabama.rivals.com%2Fnews%2Fjaylen-waddle-devonta-smith-both-prefer-mac-jones-to-tua-tagovailoaAccording to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith was asked during January’s Senior Bowl which quarterback he preferred while at Alabama: Mac Jones or Tua Tagovailoa.
“The question was barely finished before Smith answered: Mac Jones,” Breer wrote. “He was bold and definitive about it, as I heard it. And of course, it’s logical to some degree.”
Wednesday, Alabama’s other future first-round receiver took his turn as Jaylen Waddle was asked the same question by NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. Like Smith, Waddle sided with his most recent passer.
“I like Mac Jones,” Waddle said. “Both are great quarterbacks. I love Mac. He was a guy I came in with from Day 1. We were on the third team together and worked our way up.”
I'm pretty sure McDaniels worked him out in the freezer at Shamrock Meats.Like the pick overall, but any weather concerns? Born in and went to high school in Jacksonville, and Alabama for college. Has he even played in temperatures below 60 or even seen snow? That's not something to be overlooked.
There is zero reason to think that would be enough... it would probably have been closer to what the Giants gave up.Obviously BB liked him over Fields. A 3rd, even a 2nd to move up with Dallas would have been worth it if he valued Fields over Mac
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
There are a few reasons I could talk myself into this pick: Jones is a quick processor, brings very good accuracy, and he does conjure images of Tom Brady in the way he moves in the pocket (some would also say they have similar body types). But his lack of overall arm strength and athletic tools could cap his ceiling. Jones has just 17 total starts under his belt and may need a strong support system around him to excel at the next level. But in a smartly coached scheme under Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels, he should benefit from a near-ideal landing spot.
You said the same thing in the game thread. There is a HUGE value difference from where the Pats were to where the Bears were. You can't take those trades in a vacuum. Unless you think the difference from 10 to 12 that cost a third but 10 to 15 was a first/fourth/fifthThere is zero reason to think that would be enough... it would probably have been closer to what the Giants gave up.
Hopefully the have him spend a year on building out his body and adding strength.
15. Patriots: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama.
Things couldn’t have fallen much better for the Patriots. I think this was the third QB they had rated on their board this high — I believe they only had three in the top 15 — and Jones fits what they do perfectly. He should be able to compete Day 1.