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2021 NFL Draft: ESPN expert calls Mac Jones 'best pick' of first round

The New England Patriots didn't have to trade up to select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. There was one sitting there at No. 15 when the Pats were finally on the clock Thursday night.

Alabama's Mac Jones heard his name called from league commissioner Roger Goodell, making him the newest member of the Patriots.

Jones is coming off a fantastic 2020 season for Alabama during which he led the Crimson Tide to an unbeaten 13-0 record and a national championship.

Jones was projected in many mock drafts to go as high as No.