Mac Jones offers New England a bright future, but they have work to do to keep pace in a stacked AFC. Let’s look at the Patriots’ 2022 NFL Mock Draft. The Patriots are coming off a relatively successful 2021 season that saw them reach the playoffs. Mac Jones shone as a rookie, outperforming the four quarterbacks taken before him in last year’s draft. But with elite signal callers across the AFC, the Patriots have some holes to fill before they can consider themselves Super Bowl contenders again. This mock draft was conducted using PFF’s Mock Draft Simulator.