2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots pass on Mac Jones for elite defensive end : In Phil Perry's latest two-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the New England Patriots eschew the quarterback position to land great value in an elite defensive end and productive wide receiver.
Quarterbacks, quarterbacks, quarterbacks. They dominate our offseason conversations. They'll dictate how the draft falls in April. But with the number of passers who figure to go in the top half of the first round -- could be as many as five -- there should be a domino effect impacting the teams for whom those five will be out of reach. With quarterbacks, wide receivers and offensive tackles potentially coming off the board early and in rapid-fire fashion, some of the best players at other positions, particularly on defense, could slide.