Mac Jones and Justin Fields already held their second Pro Days in front of NFL talent evaluators, and fellow first-round quarterback Trey Lance will soon join them. The North Dakota State QB will throw for a second time later on Monday, with members of the New England Patriots expected to be in attendance as well. While no members of the coaching staff will be there this time around, New England’s front office will be well-represented for Lance’s workout.
It’s difficult to believe the New England Patriots will finish with a worse record this year than they did in 2020. Bill Belichick’s free agency frenzy helped revive a team that was completely drained of talent and youth. Tom Brady’s absence was a huge hit last offseason, but the collective injuries and free agency departures were just as damaging.
Some strong linebackers should be available in that range (such as Penn State's Micah Parsons), so that could be something New England decides to do. While the Pats signed Raekwon McMillan during free agency, the 25-year-old hasn't lived up to expectations in his first three NFL seasons (with the Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders), so it's not a sure thing that he will provide a boost to the linebacker corps.