Mel Kiper on OMF explains why he’s comparing potential Patriots target Mac Jones to Tom Brady


In Mel Kiper's latest mock draft with ESPN, the draft expert has the Patriots selecting Alabama quarterback Mac Jones at No. 15 overall.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, Kiper went into why he's made the comparison of Jones to Tom Brady.

“What you need with a quarterback is competitiveness though the roof, Mac Jones has that. Tom Brady had that," he said. "You need to have an incredibly smart quarterback, that’s Mac Jones. That was Tom Brady. It is Tom Brady. Certainly, that leadership, that ability to galvanize, Mac has that — coming out of Michigan, coming out of Alabama. So, there are similarities there. It’s going to be unfortunate that people are going to have those high expectations if he goes to New England that they are getting the next Tom Brady, but that is life in the big city as they say. No matter where you go you’re going to be expected to be really, really good.

“Mac playing at Alabama is probably prepared for that probably more than anybody else. This notion that they have all the talent around him allowed him to be successful is unfair. Tua had more talent around him than Mac Jones did, so there you go."

Last season, Jones completed 77% of his passes for 4,500 yards to go along with 41 touchdowns and four interceptions.

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