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2021 NFL Draft: Alabama Crimson Tide’s Mac Jones is Selected 15th Overall by the New England Patriots

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Its only fitting that the guy who drew Tom Brady comparisons all year long is winding up on the Patriots

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Is there a more perfect pick than this?

All season long, Mac Jones has often been compared to Tom Brady as a QB who isn’t athletic, isn’t strong armed, but just keeps being the best in the country. For a while, many thought that the combination of that similarity and the connection between Nick Saban and Bill Belichick would have Mac becoming a New England Patriot.

Over the last few months, though, many thought Jones might go #3 overall to the 49ers. Instead, he slid down the draft a little ways, the Patriots were patient, and now they have what they hope will be their QB for the next decade as they continue their dominance of the last 20 years.

Nick Saban believes Jones will be successful at the next level.

“Mac played behind some really, really good players here, and he persevered, which is a great example for some players,” Saban said. “He didn’t, ‘Oh, I’m not going to start here so I’m going to go some place else.’ He stayed, he worked hard to develop and improve, and he improved every year, mentally and physically and turned out to have one of the greatest years of any quarterback this past season.”

Check out our own player profile on Mac Jones above.

Roll Tide!