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2024 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker

Our staff has compiled what the top 'experts' are predicting the New England Patriots will do in the in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Pictured in graphic is North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).
Pictured in graphic is North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).

Our staff has compiled what the top 'experts' are predicting the New England Patriots will do in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).

EXPERT: Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports

PICK: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

LAST UPDATED: February 14, 2024

Wilson's Analysis:
"The Patriots cannot come out of this draft without a quarterback. Drake Maye could push Caleb Williams for QB1, depending on the team -- and Jayden Daniels could be in the QB2 conversation, too. This QB class is deep at the top, so different teams will have different favorites."

Click here for Ryan Wilson's full mock draft.

Penn State offensive lineman Olumuyiwa Fashanu.
Penn State offensive lineman Olumuyiwa Fashanu.

EXPERT: Chad Reuter, NFL.com

NOTE: Reuter projects the Patriots trading with the Chicago Bears to move down to the #9 pick while also acquiring Bears QB Justin Fields.

PICK: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

LAST UPDATED: February 12, 2024

Reuter's Analysis:
"Fashanu possesses the intelligence, length and athleticism to start at left tackle immediately for the Patriots, who could lose Trent Brown in free agency."

Click here for Chad Reuter's full three-round mock draft.

Pictured are North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (left) and offensive tackle Patrick Paul (right).
Pictured are North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (left) and offensive tackle Patrick Paul (right).

EXPERT: Alex Barth, 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

PICK #3: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

LAST UPDATED: February 12, 2024

Barth's Analysis:
"Patriots end up with Maye, who's ability to throw on the run and hit deep balls would be a great fit in the offense new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt ran in Cleveland. There are certainly areas of Maye's game that need cleaning up, specifically learning to pick his spots taking risks with the football, but he has the upside of a player that can not just lead an offense, but elevate the players put around him."

Pick #41: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

NOTE: Alex Barth projects the Patriots trading pick #34 (second round) to the Green Bay Packers moving back to Pick #41 (second round) while also acquiring additional picks in the Draft.

Barth's Analysis:
"With so much tackle talent projected to go in the top 50 this year, the Patriots can afford to move down a bit and still land a player who should be a Year 1 starter. In this scenario that's Paul, who brings all of the natural traits to the position teams look for. Paul checked in at the Senior Bowl at 6-foot-7, 333 pounds and 36 2/8-inch arms, which gave him the longest reach of any lineman at the event. Size isn't all there is to Paul's game though. He moves well for his size, and he's not one of those bigger lineman fast edge rushers can just run around rather than going through – he can get out to the edge and get into his set. Paul also comes into the NFL with a ton of experience – he started 44 games at left tackle for the Cougars, was a full-time starter the last three years, and a team captain in 2022 and 2023."

Click here for Alex Barth's full Patriots seven-round mock draft.

Penn State offensive lineman Olumuyiwa Fashanu.
Penn State offensive lineman Olumuyiwa Fashanu.

EXPERT: Nick O'Malley, MassLive

NOTE: Nick O'Malley projects a trade with the Atlanta Falcons and moving back to the #8 pick.

PICK: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

LAST UPDATED: February 12, 2024

O'Malley's Analysis:
"First off, this pick nets the Patriots some much-needed capital for its rebuild. Second, it nets a player in Fashanu who may have the highest ceiling of any tackle in this draft. Alt is probably the more polished player right now. However, the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Fashanu has tons of room to grow. He's a tremendous athlete who's still fine-tuning parts of his game and could develop into a franchise left tackle for the next decade. This would be a boring pick now. But it could end up being one that lays the foundation for a successful rebuild in New England."

Click here for Nick O'Malley's full mock draft.

Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.
Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

EXPERT: Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

PICK: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

LAST UPDATED: February 5, 2024

Zierlein's Analysis:
"Harrison is an easy plug-and-play option here, but it will be interesting to see if the Patriots feel pressured to take a QB at No. 3."

Click here for Lance Zierlein's full mock draft.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5).
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5).

EXPERT: Eric Edholm, NFL.com

PICK: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LAST UPDATED: February 5, 2024

Edholm's Analysis:
"If there's a lesson I've learned over the years, it's that wherever you have quarterbacks going in your February mock drafts, there's a darned good chance they'll end up going higher than that come April. So let's just skip that step and give the Patriots a style of quarterback they've never really had. I can't wait to see an NFL offense built around Daniels' talents."

Click here for Eric Edholm's full mock draft.

Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze.
Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze.

EXPERT: Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston

NOTE: Phil Perry projects a trade with the Atlanta Falcons and moving back to the #8 pick.

PICK #8: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

LAST UPDATED: February 3, 2024

Perry's Analysis:
"Odunze racked up nearly 2,800 yards with 20 touchdowns over his final two seasons at Washington. Odunze isn't Marvin Harrison Jr. But he isn't all that far off from the consensus No. 1 receiver in the class. He has enough size (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) and athleticism to play on the boundary. He has the route-running ability to separate, and he possesses extremely dependable hands. He has the physicality and want-to to play in the slot if the Patriots wanted to take advantage of his size inside. This would be a home run selection for a team that has been bereft of high-end receiving talent in recent years. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah has written that Odunze's well-rounded game reminds him of Larry Fitzgerald when the Hall of Fame wideout was coming out of Pitt."

NOTE: Perry also projects the Patriots trading back into the first round in a deal with the Seahawks for the 16th pick.

Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60).
Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60).

PICK #16: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Perry's Analysis:
"Guyton performed at the Senior Bowl this week and showed good movement skills to go along with his block-out-the-sun 6-foot-7, 328-pound frame. The former tight end is a rare athlete, and if he gets the right coaching at the next level, he has the tools to be able to improve against stronger edge rushers. For a team like the Patriots that is looking for a cornerstone left tackle -- and assuming they're going to make a real effort to re-sign right tackle Mike Onwenu -- Guyton could be their long-term answer at the position. They haven't had one since Nate Solder, who left the team in 2017.

Click here for Phil Perry's full mock draft.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5).
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5).

EXPERT: Josh Edwards, CBS Sports

PICK: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LAST UPDATED: February 1, 2024

Edward's Analysis:
"New England has a new head coach in Jerod Mayo. It will be difficult to shake the Patriot Way because everyone will be comparing his decisions to what Bill Belichick may have done. It is in his best interest to remove some of those connections to the past and commit to the future."

Click here for Josh Edward's full mock draft.

Penn State offensive lineman Olu Fashanu.
Penn State offensive lineman Olu Fashanu.

EXPERT: Adam Caplan, Pro Football Network

PICK: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

LAST UPDATED: January 29, 2024

Adam Caplan's Analysis:
"With Maye going off the board right above, the New England Patriots will go with the next best player at a position of need, and that's Olumuyiwa Fashanu, who would be a franchise left tackle for them for at least 10 years."

Click here for Adam Caplan's full mock draft.

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (10).

EXPERT: Mel Kiper Jr, ESPN

PICK: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2024

Kiper's Analysis:
"The Patriots ranked second to last in the league in offensive points per game (12.9) and their offensive line ranked last in pass block win rate (43.5%). Linemen Trent Brown and Mike Onwenu and tight ends Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki are among the team's free agents. What better way to start a new era -- and possible offensive rebuild -- than to take an elite quarterback at the top of the draft? Maye had some ups and downs in 2023, but he's an outstanding deep-ball thrower in a 6-foot-4 frame. He takes care of the football and has some dual-threat ability. There's a ton to like in his potential. And while the Bears might struggle with the decision to move on from their first-round quarterback picked in the 2021 draft, the Patriots shouldn't agonize much. Mac Jones has regressed enough to make that an easy call this offseason. Quarterback is by far New England's biggest need."

Click here for Mel Kiper's full mock draft.

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.
Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

EXPERT: Rob Rang, Fox Sports

PICK: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2024

Rob Rang's Analysis:
"The expedient promotion of Jerod Mayo as Bill Belichick's replacement as head coach suggests that the Patriot Way is alive and well. With the top two quarterbacks off the board, the Pats should nab Harrison here, providing an immediate boost to one of the league's most anemic passing games."

Click here for Rob Rang's full mock draft.

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams (13).
Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams (13).

EXPERT: Ourlads.com

PICK: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2024

Ourlads.com Analysis:
"New Head Coach Jerod Mayo knows how hard it is to defend a quarterback with innovation skills of Williams. He has multiple components of the position to refine and does not necessarily have to be put atop the depth chart right away but there is no denying the simple fact he is not the guy you want to be up against late in the game with a lead."

Click here for Ourlads.com full mock draft.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)

EXPERT: Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

PICK: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2024

Trapasso's Analysis:
"The Patriots turn to a new chapter at quarterback with the creative, athletic, deep-ball specialist who just won the Heisman out of the SEC. I know quarterback-quarterback-quarterback doesn't happen often at the start of a draft, but these are all quarterback-needy clubs and these are high-caliber prospects.

Click here for Chris Trapasso's full mock draft.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)

EXPERT: Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

PICK: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2024

Brook's Analysis:
"If new head coach Jerod Mayo is serious about upgrading the most important position on the team, he cannot afford to bypass the Heisman Trophy winner at pick No. 3 in this exercise. The spectacular dual-threat playmaker would add some sizzle to an offense that lacked explosiveness under Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe."

Click here for Bucky Brook's full mock draft.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)

EXPERT: Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com

PICK: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

LAST UPDATED: January 22, 2024

Jeremiah's Analysis:
"While Marvin Harrison Jr. would be tempting here, the Patriots need to address the quarterback position first and foremost. Daniels is coming off a monster year as a dual-threat weapon."

Click here for Daniel Jeremiah's full mock draft.

Pictured are Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (left) and Oregon quarterback Bo Nix (right).
Pictured are Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (left) and Oregon quarterback Bo Nix (right).

EXPERT: Dane Brugler, The Athletic

LAST UPDATED: January 16, 2024

ROUND 1 PICK: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Brugler's Analysis:
"With Bill Belichick no longer with the organization, there is a level of unknown here, especially considering New England needs help in so many areas. Despite questions about who will throw him the ball, though, drafting a legitimate No. 1 target is the wise move."

ROUND 2 PICK: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Brugler's Analysis:
"The NFL feedback on Nix is interesting. Some believe he can sneak his way into the top 25, while others see him as a third-rounder. The reality probably will fall somewhere in the middle. Nix understands where to go with the football, and his scrambling can give defenses fits."

Click here for Dane Brugler's full mock draft.

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18).
Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18).

EXPERT: Jeff Risdon, DraftWire / USA Today

PICK: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

LAST UPDATED: January 5, 2024

Risdon's Analysis:
"In this scenario, the Patriots opt for the early consensus top overall prospect in Harrison to help bolster an offense that sorely needs playmaking oomph."

Click here for Jeff Risdon's full mock draft.

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