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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots Select WR Jaylen Waddle at No. 15

The Patriots add a receiver after the departure of Julian Edelman.

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With the 15th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The selection and write-up were made by Bo154033:

The Patriots lack of playmakers on offense was never more apparent than last season. Cam Newton failed to carry an offense built of spare parts like his predecessor had and now the Pats have their highest draft pick in long time. Obviously, Newton left a lot to be desired with his play last year but with the 4 top QBs off the board I feel WR is the next biggest need. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with any of the top 3 wideouts this year.

If I had to rank them I’d have Waddle behind Chase but again all great prospects. What they get with Waddle is big play potential every time he touches the ball. New England did get some good offensive pieces during free agency but no one that can really stretch the field. Jaylen Waddle would give the Pats a home run threat that they’ve lacked for years and Josh McDaniels a great chess piece to move around on offense.

Pokorny: “The Patriots could take a quarterback, but I think it’s still very much up-in-the-air what direction they take to determine success after Tom Brady. New England loaded up on players in free agency, so Waddle gets them another weapon for Cam Newton to do more than just try to run the ball all game.”

The Arizona Cardinals are up next, led by brianberniebaker.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner