2021 NFL Draft: What the Patriots didn't do and one thing New England definitely got right

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New England put together a strong NFL Draft, but it wasn't perfect
The New England Patriots have put the 2021 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror. This three-day stretch was arguably the most important draft in recent memory for Bill Belichick and Co. and, to their credit, they answered a number of key questions leading up to OTAs, training camp, and, of course, the regular season. With all that said, it's very rare for a club to fill every single hole on the roster over the course of a single draft, so there were naturally going to be some areas left on the cutting-room floor. Here, we're going to be diving into one thing that the Patriots absolutely got right over draft weekend and then highlight an area that still could need some improvement. Ready? Let's hit it.

What the Patriots got right

This one's pretty straightforward. New England entered the draft with one major question and that centered around the quarterback. Prior to Thursday's first round, there was no long-term answer under center, which has been the case since Tom Brady departed last offseason. That need was recognized by the club and it wasted no time addressing it by selecting Alabama's Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall pick -- the first selection of their 2021 draft.

Of course, the jury is still out on how Jones will actually perform at the NFL level but it was encouraging to see New England take a legit swing at trying to solidify the quarterback spot for the foreseeable future. Had the Patriots attempted to find a diamond in the rough on Day 2 and fully committed to Cam…
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