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NFL Draft results 2021: Dan Orlovsky says the Patriots’ selection of Mac Jones is ‘the best pick of the draft’

Related: Patriots draft Alabama QB Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick

While the New England Patriots will hope Mac Jones’ NFL career will be more successful than that of Dan Orlovsky, the latter still knows quite a bit about playing quarterback at the pro level. Orlovsky is now sharing that knowledge as an analyst for ESPN, and he also took to social media to speak about the Patriots drafting Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick.

It sure sounds as if he likes the selection.

“Mac Jones to New England? It’s the best pick of this draft. It’s the best pick of this draft,” Orlovsky said.

“Awesome offensive line, obviously a ton of weapons that they’ve added — two really good tight ends, pieces on the outside, dominant run game — and you get to go to Bill Belichick. That’s the best pick of the draft so far. This is the best thing, outside of San Francisco taking you, that could have happened to Mac Jones.”

Jones is the first quarterback drafted by the Patriots in Round 1 since Drew Bledsoe back in 1993. He is obviously arriving with plenty of expectation, but if Orlovsky’s analysis turns out to be accurate New England fans should feel good about the pick.


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