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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots trade up for Nick Saban favorite

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The 2021 NFL Draft is just days away, which means it's time for one more look at what the New England Patriots might do.

The Patriots are in a fascinating position at No. 15, where they could trade up to snag a top quarterback prospect like Justin Fields, Trey Lance or Mac Jones or stand pat to land an elite non-QB who slipped through the cracks.

Phil Perry's final NFL Mock draft toes the line between those two scenarios: New England indeed moves up in the first round but passes on a potential franchise quarterback to go a different route.

Read on for Perry's full first-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft ahead of Thursday's first round.

 

Perry's 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots trade up for a Nick Saban favorite