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Patriots NFL Draft Recap 2024

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2024

You’ve heard the adage, “Out with the old and in with the new." That’s the early outlook in Foxboro.

Head coach Jerod Mayo, who played eight years with the New England Patriots between 2008 and 2015, takes over the reins after joining the coaching staff in 2019 as the inside linebackers coach.

The overhauled coaching staff grabs the headlines in the wake of the departure of Bill Belichick.

Who better to have the job besides Mayo? He has spent the entirety of his playing and coaching careers with the Pats.

However, there are plenty of bigger questions about the roster that have to be addressed like who will play quarterback and how the team handled (or mishandled) free agency.

Patriots NFL Draft Picks 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 3
  • Round 2, Pick 34
  • Round 3, Pick 68
  • Round 4, Pick 103
  • Round 5, Pick 137
  • Round 6, Pick 180
  • Round 6, Pick 193
  • Round 7, Pick 231

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Patriots NFL Draft Round 1 Mock 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 3 Overall: Drake Maye, QB, UNC

As of March 8, Michael Rochman says:

“While Drake Maye would be the third passer taken off the board, he is no consolation prize. The North Carolina passer has plenty of high points on tape that could liken him to some of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL.

Maye is a work in progress, but if developed correctly, his upside allows him to be the top player in this class and one of the top quarterbacks at the next level. While New England has plenty of retooling needed offensively, passing on a franchise-caliber QB would be a grave mistake."

Find more draft insights in our full NFL Mock Draft 2024.

Patriots Draft Team Needs 2024

Note: The following information was written prior to the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Quarterback

The era of Mac Jones has come to an end. Jones is now Trevor Lawrence’s backup in Jacksonville.

In any case, it appears the Patriots will use their No. 3 pick in this year’s draft on a quarterback. We’ll see if that means Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye.

Alex Van Pelt has been tapped to be the team’s offensive coordinator and he has past experience as the quarterbacks coach in Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.

2. Offensive Tackle

There are some really good offensive tackles that could likely be found at the end of the first or early second round, such as Georgia’s Amarius Mims, Duke’s Graham Barton, Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton, or Washington’s Troy Fautanu.

With the No. 35 pick, the second pick of the second round, the Pats are in a great spot to potentially move up a bit if needed to get their guy.

3. Wide Receiver

The Patriots haven’t had much of anything going at receiver since Julian Edelman’s final season in 2019 when he caught 100 passes for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns.

Addressing the position in the draft in Rounds 2 or 3 could still have some excellent prospects still available as this is a pretty remarkable WR draft class

More Position Needs: Edge, Defensive end, Outside linebacker

Patriots Draft Grade 2024

Grade: Coming soon

Read the evaluations in our full 2023 report card of NFL Draft Grades. 2024 grades will be published soon after the draft.

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Patriots NFL Draft Pick History

2023

  • Round 1, Pick 17: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
  • Round 2, Pick 46: Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
  • Round 3, Pick 76: Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State
  • Round 4, Pick 107: Jake Andrews, C, Troy
  • Round 4, Pick 112: Chad Ryland, K, Maryland
  • Round 4, Pick 117: Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan
  • Round 5, Pick 144: Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA
  • Round 6, Pick 187: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
  • Round 6, Pick 192: Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State
  • Round 6, Pick 210: Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty
  • Round 6, Pick 214: Ameer Speed, DB, Michigan State
  • Round 7, Pick 245: Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson State University

2022

  • Round 1, Pick 29: Cole Strange, G, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Round 2, Pick 50: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor
  • Round 3, Pick 85: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
  • Round 4, Pick 121: Jack Jones, CB, Arizona State
  • Round 4, Pick 127: Pierre Strong, RB, South Dakota State
  • Round 4, Pick 137: Bailey Zappe, QB, Western Kentucky
  • Round 6, Pick 183: Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina
  • Round 6, Pick 200: Sam Roberts, DT, NW Missouri State
  • Round 6, Pick 210: Chasen Hines, C, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 245: Andrew Stueber, OT, Michigan

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Matt De Lima

Matt is a sports content editor at The Game Day with more than 10 years experience in the fantasy and betting spaces. He is a two-time Fantasy Sports Writing Association award finalist with previous experience working for Sports Illustrated, Full Time Fantasy, FFToolbox, 4for4, and RotoExperts. Born and raised in California, Matt now calls southern Maryland home. He is a Virginia Tech alumnus and a life-long 49ers, Lakers, and Dodgers fan.

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