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2021 NFL Mock Draft: How might Patriots build around Jimmy Garoppolo? : You want draft fireworks? Phil Perry has draft fireworks. His latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft covers the first two rounds and features four trades -- two of which feature the Pats -- who get their answer at quarterback.

When Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff exchanged teams over the weekend, our prediction for the 32 starting quarterbacks in 2021 predictably went up in flames. So let's scrap that and start again, shall we? For this mock draft that trade between the Lions and Rams will of course weigh heavily on the results. But let's also presume that Deshaun Watson is dealt -- not to the Patriots. And let's presume that, with options dwindling, the Patriots end up with the quarterback option that feels inevitable for them.

By Phil Perry

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