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Patriots trade up to take Christian Barmore

Mac Jones is the first QB Bill Belichick has drafted in the first round with New England and Mike Florio and Chris Simms analyze why he will thrive in the Patriots’ system, as well as how he'll compete with Cam Newton.

The Patriots stood pat in the first round of the 2021 draft and landed quarterback Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick.

They did not stand pat in the second round. New England traded up with the Bengals to take Jones’ Alabama teammate Christian Barmore with the 38th overall pick.

Cincinnati picked up the 46th, 122nd, and 139th picks as part of the deal.

Barmore had 63 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles over the last two seasons as a defensive tackle at Alabama. He was the MVP for Alabama’s defense in their national championship victory over Ohio State and now he’ll be part of the Patriots’ effort to make it back to the postseason.