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Michael joined the Pats Pulpit writing staff before the 2015 season and now focuses on covering the yearly NFL Draft and young players on the Patriots roster. Most of the pieces include Top 10 Fits from each year's draft, mock drafts with varying degrees of accuracy, and coverage of each draft selection and how they could potentially fit with the team on their respective units. Michael also writes for the AZ Snake Pit, the SB Nation affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

How Mac Jones was able to win the Patriots’ starting quarterback job this preseason

Related: Patriots 53-man roster: Reviewing New England’s initial 2021 team after cutdown day

To trade or not to trade for Julio Jones

The Falcons superstar receiver could be available, so should the Patriots try to capitalize?

Reviewing and issuing final grades for the Patriots’ 2017 draft class

New England finished the 2017 NFL draft with four selections.

Patriots earn an ‘A’ for their haul in the 2021 draft

Grading New England’s 2021 draft class.

Who is Ronnie Perkins and how does he fit into the Patriots defense?

New England drafted Perkins in the third round on Friday.

Who is Christian Barmore and how does he fit into the Patriots defense?

New England drafted Jones in the second round on Friday.

Who is Mac Jones and how does he fit into the Patriots offense?

New England drafted Jones in the first round on Thursday.

Michael McDermott’s four-round mock draft 2.0: Patriots make plenty of trades, secure their next franchise QB

The Patriots are not only able to secure their franchise QB, but also able to improve their depth at some critical positions.

From Jaycee Horn to D’Wayne Eskridge: The 10 best fits for the Patriots in this year’s draft

With the draft a mere hours away, I decided to put a list of 10 draft prospects together who would be excellent fits for New England.

Five players to watch for the Patriots at No. 15 in the draft

The Patriots should focus on improving pass offense or pass defense in the first round, even if a quarterback is not available.