Patriots doing their homework on second-tier QBs Davis Mills, Kellen Mond, Kyle Trask

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The Patriots would like to add a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft, but the big five prospects — Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones, Trey Lance and Justin Fields — all may be gone before the Patriots are on the clock at No. 15.

But don’t rule out New England drafting a quarterback, possibly tonight or perhaps tomorrow.

The Patriots have spent plenty of time with the second tier of quarterbacks in this year’s draft, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

That group would include Stanford’s Davis Mills, Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Florida’s Kyle Trask, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the Patriots select one of them.

Taking one of those quarterbacks 15th overall may be too high, but don’t rule out the possibility of the Patriots trading down from No. 15 and then taking a quarterback late in the first round. There’s also the possibility that the Patriots go with another quarterback at No. 15 but then move back into the first round, using their second-round pick and more to get a pick late tonight.

There’s an advantage to picking a player late in the first round as opposed to early in the second, because first-round picks have the fifth-year option in their contracts. Having the ability to control a player for a fifth year, rather than letting him hit free agency after four years, makes taking him in the first round attractive.

At the moment, the Patriots’ quarterback depth chart consists of Cam Newton as the starter and Jarrett Stidham as the backup. It seems awfully unlikely that Bill Belichick wants to go into training camp with that depth chart. Expect him to add another quarterback, perhaps as soon as tonight.

41 responses to “Patriots doing their homework on second-tier QBs Davis Mills, Kellen Mond, Kyle Trask

  1. Hoodie hunkered down in his bunker desperately trying to find that next TB 12 to save his rep…

  2. Kellen Mond’s tape is very stiff and robotic, but he’s got a cannon arm, great athleticism, and a lightning quick release. He played like an immobile pocket QB in college but is capable of so much more. With good coaching, he could be a lot better in the NFL.

  3. What will people say when the Patriots do none of the above, and then take a pass rusher at 15, because that’s what the hoodie is going to do. His plan is to get back too, and win, the Superbowl with a stifling defense. Just like his Giants did when he was the defensive wizard on a Hall of Fame coaching staff that won the big one with a backup quarterback

  4. LOL they are doing their homework? Their homework has been done and triple checked months ago. They are on the golf course now waiting on the clock to start.

  5. nhpats2011 says:
    April 29, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    Were we not assured that Jarrett Stidham was the future?

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    You are thinking of jacoby b. Or was it jimmy g?

  6. At the moment, the Patriots’ quarterback depth chart consists of Cam Newton as the starter and Jarrett Stidham as the backup.
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    Well, I guess you can call it a depth chart. The Patriots are a team with 2 backups and in need of a starter. If that is a depth chart then, sure.

  7. Parsons with #15, Rondale Moore in round 2, Patterson in round 3, safety (Shaun Wade?) round 4, dl round 4, QB in round 4

  8. PFT has one last Patriots pre-draft thread to roll out: Patriots trying to trade for Tom Brady.

  9. Makes good sense HOWEVER I am not sure I would want a 2nd rd choice to sit behind Cam Newton. If you plan on making the 2nd rd choice your starter than okay but not sitting behind Newton!

  10. couldcareless says:
    April 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    What will people say when the Patriots do none of the above, and then take a pass rusher at 15, because that’s what the hoodie is going to do. His plan is to get back too, and win, the Superbowl with a stifling defense. Just like his Giants did when he was the defensive wizard on a Hall of Fame coaching staff that won the big one with a backup quarterback
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    Belichick inherited a super bowl caliber defense when he became the defensive coordinator. He inherited Lawrence Taylor(widely considered the best LB of all-time-Hall of fame),Harry Carson(widely considered the best run stuffing LB of all-time-Hall of Fame) & should be Hall of Famer, Carl Banks. He had probably the best linebackers ever assembled on a single team. Who wouldn’t win with that lineup?

  11. mumfio says:
    April 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm
    couldcareless says:
    April 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    What will people say when the Patriots do none of the above, and then take a pass rusher at 15, because that’s what the hoodie is going to do. His plan is to get back too, and win, the Superbowl with a stifling defense. Just like his Giants did when he was the defensive wizard on a Hall of Fame coaching staff that won the big one with a backup quarterback
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    Belichick inherited a super bowl caliber defense when he became the defensive coordinator. He inherited Lawrence Taylor(widely considered the best LB of all-time-Hall of fame),Harry Carson(widely considered the best run stuffing LB of all-time-Hall of Fame) & should be Hall of Famer, Carl Banks. He had probably the best linebackers ever assembled on a single team. Who wouldn’t win with that lineup?

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    Who wouldn’t win? The guy he replaced

  12. Belichick inherited a super bowl caliber defense when he became the defensive coordinator. He inherited Lawrence Taylor(widely considered the best LB of all-time-Hall of fame),Harry Carson(widely considered the best run stuffing LB of all-time-Hall of Fame) & should be Hall of Famer, Carl Banks. He had probably the best linebackers ever assembled on a single team. Who wouldn’t win with that lineup?

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    Who wouldn’t win? The guy he replaced

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    Do you know who he replace?

  13. doesn’t matter. The genius will win multiple super bowls with any of these guys. He never needed Brady for that.

  14. Take the top 8 quarterbacks and 6 will be stiffs and journeymen and probably 2 will pan out. Probably only one of those will be picked int he first round. It’s all a crap shoot.

  15. I can’t see him passing on Micah Parsons, despite his off the field issues. Trask in round two makes the most sense to me, he’s got timing and accuracy throwing the ball, improved his ability to see the field and go through his progressions quickly, and played for Dan Mullen, who also coached Dak Prescott. The only downside is he’s no threat to take off and run the ball, but neither was Brady.

  16. Belichick is credited by Parcells as having devised the defensive game plans that neutralized Joe Montana and contained Jim Kelly and John Elway

  17. Belichick is credited by Parcells as having devised the defensive game plans that neutralized Joe Montana and contained Jim Kelly and John Elway

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    Bill Parcel offense stayed on field for 39 minutes against 49ersin NFCCG, and 40.5 minutes against Bills in SB.

    Parcel loved to help Belichick find a HC job, and Belichick shamelessly took the credit.

  18. Belichick inherited a super bowl caliber defense when he became the defensive coordinator. He inherited Lawrence Taylor(widely considered the best LB of all-time-Hall of fame),Harry Carson(widely considered the best run stuffing LB of all-time-Hall of Fame) & should be Hall of Famer, Carl Banks. He had probably the best linebackers ever assembled on a single team. Who wouldn’t win with that lineup?

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    With that logic, you might as well scrap EVERY SINGLE SB winning coach as being good.

    Hey, Noll has the steel curtain, Bradshaw, Swann, and Harris.
    Walsh had Montana, Rice, and Ronnie Lott.
    Lombardi had like 12 HOFers…..
    The list goes on and on.

    And have any of them had success without those great players? I’ll save you the time, the answer is no.

  19. He inherited Lawrence Taylor(widely considered the best LB of all-time-Hall of fame),Harry Carson(widely considered the best run stuffing LB of all-time-Hall of Fame) & should be Hall of Famer, Carl Banks.

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    Belichick accomplished nothing with this squad except 1986 when Parcel gave him top offense and a RB of 1600 yards, and in 1992 SB run when Bill Parcel offense stayed on field for 39 minutes against 49ersin NFCCG, and 40.5 minutes against Bills in SB (and allowed Bills offense to FG range to win the game in last 2 minutes)

    In between, Giants made playoff once in 1989 season, and his defense allowed OT win, though played less than 29 minutes in first 60 minutes.

    There were many defense that could have done better, like 2019 and 2020 Rams and Bears defense.

  20. I didn’t recall anyone ever correctly predicting (guessing) what Bill Belichick was going to do in the draft.

  21. Bill Parcel offense stayed on field for 39 minutes against 49ersin NFCCG, and 40.5 minutes against Bills in SB.

    Parcel loved to help Belichick find a HC job, and Belichick shamelessly took the credit.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    There are 2 ways to look at things. You could just as easily say that Belichick’s defense those offenses off the field quickly and got the ball back to their own offense. Just like teams that score a lot frequently give up a lot of passing yards. Why, because the other team is usually behind has to throw a lot.

  22. There are 2 ways to look at things. You could just as easily say that Belichick’s defense those offenses off the field quickly

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    Do you know how many yards Thurman Thomas ran and received?

    BTW, during Brady’s reign, Pats defense was abnormally worse on total yards allowed than on total points allowed.

  23. The 49ers scored 13 points in the 1990 NFCCG, and couldn’t stay ON the field because they couldn’t move the ball. Parcells offense, with the great JHostetler managed 5 FGs and 15 points.
    The great KGun offense mustered 19 points. Because they were a hurry up offense, that translated to little TOP. The Giants begged TThomas to run. Belichick’s scheme and the players that executed it, won both games.

  24. The Giants begged TThomas to run. Belichick’s scheme and the players that executed it,

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    Wouldn’t work without time-control offense, right?

    Lot of defenses could do the same or better if their offenses could have stayed on field for 39 minutes, right?

    BTW, in SB against Eagles, Pats offense played only 27 minutes, did nothing for defense. See what happened?

  25. Parcel loved to help Belichick find a HC job, and Belichick shamelessly took the credit.

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    Actually, he loved having BB on his staff helping him get to Super Bowls. All 3 of his SB appearances BB was the DC or asst HC. Also, the 1997-1999 Jets BB was the DC and they finished top 9 in D every single year.

    When Parcells went to Dallas, the defense was only top 10 one time in 4 years, finished 12, 20, and 25 the other years with Mike Zimmer.

    Looks at Parcells history, he didnt have a lot of success when BB wasnt on his staff

  26. If Thomas runs for 100 yards, we win the game.

    Only 27 mins? I hope people realize there are only 60 mins in a game. 27/33 TOP split is almost meaningless

  27. Only 27 mins? I hope people realize there are only 60 mins in a game. 27/33 TOP split is almost meaningless

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    49ers offense played 27 minutes against Chiefs, and their defenders were finally wore out in 4th quarter.

    Nice try.

  28. Looks at Parcells history, he didnt have a lot of success when BB wasnt on his staff

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    Since when Belichick played a role in offense? When his believers started pulling underwear up to their noses.

  29. Oh, so I guess the Belichick argument is a lost cause, and it was time to move the goalposts, eh. The 49ers D was gassed because they were on the field the entire 4th qtr. Total time of possession had nothing to do with it. Pathetic

  30. on the field the entire 4th qtr. Total time of possession had nothing to do with it. Pathetic

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    Thanks for pointing out why Rodgers fans always cry about defense.

    Yes, the Belichick argument is a lost cause, because you people believe he is a genius, not just a good defense coach. So he is judged accordingly.

    So given how much he invested in defense, the performance of his defense is pathetic by that standard.

  31. The Pats have won at least 3 of their SBowls primarily on D. They lost 2 SBowls to the Giants, even though the D played good enough to win, yet luck, good play by the Giants and failure by Brady resulted in losses. They lost a playoff game against RRyans Jets in another year the team was jacked, but Brady failed. People that think it’s all about Brady are wrong. It’s not all about BB either. Anyone that says it was more than 60/40 either way is missing the boat. I’ve seen Brady bail them out. I’ve seen Belichick pants the other sideline. Perfect storm.

  32. The Pats have won at least 3 of their SBowls primarily on D.

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    2001 Pats wouldn’t even make playoff without Brady.

    Other SB? ask yourself if they would even be in SB without Brady.

  33. Pats don’t make the playoffs in 2001 without Belichick either. Without Belichick and his staff, Brady would probably be selling insurance in Michigan

  34. William Lee says:
    April 29, 2021 at 4:17 pm
    Looks at Parcells history, he didnt have a lot of success when BB wasnt on his staff

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    Since when Belichick played a role in offense? When his believers started pulling underwear up to their noses.

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    Parcells accomplished nothing without BB by his side. Nothing at all.

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