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'It Feels Absolutely Amazing': Mac Jones Expresses Excitement Over Joining The Patriots

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After being selected 15th overall by the Patriots, Jones was introduced at Gillette Stadium on Friday. WBZ-TV's Dan Roche reports.

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- The Patriots now and their pick quarterback, Mac Jones, who says he's ready to get to work. The Patriots picked Jones in the first round of the draft last night.

- And today he made his first appearance at Gillette, holding that number 1 Patriots jersey, which is Cam Newton's number, but that's because he's a first round pick for Mac Jones. WBC's Dan Roche is in Foxboro with the very latest. Dan.

DAN ROCHE: Oh, definitely. So this is a tradition that the Kraft family began 28 years ago, introducing the top pick of the draft of the Patriots to the media here at Gillette Stadium at the 50 yard line. For obvious reasons, they couldn't do it in 2020. But Robert and Jonathan Kraft walked out and introduced Mac Jones here today, quarterback of the New England Patriots, after coming out of Alabama. Great to see.

All right, the former Alabama star walking out onto the field at a very windy Gillette Stadium here for the first time this afternoon, with Robert and Jonathan Kraft on both sides of him. Jones had an incredible junior season for the Crimson Tide, throwing for 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions. But Mr. Kraft said there were other things about him that were impressive.

ROBERT KRAFT: Fun night last night. And we had a chance to chat with Mac by phone and then meet him in person. The thing that still impresses me-- and so many of these young men are so special-- but he had a 4.0 GPA.

MAC JONES: It feels absolutely amazing. I mean, I can't thank the Kraft family enough. And just to be a part of this is going to be awesome. There's a lot of work that has to be done. But, you know, to be on the 50 yard line here is a great moment for me. But I'm just looking forward to meeting my new teammates and then talking to some of the coaches and just getting familiar with the area. So I'm just really looking forward to it.

DAN ROCHE: Now, Jones is the 11th player drafted by Bill Belichick out of the University of Alabama. He's close friends with Nick Saban, one of the greatest college coaches in history. And David and Lisa, interestingly enough, Bill Belichick attended just one Pro Day to watch a quarterback work out, a potential draft pick. That one Pro Day-- University of Alabama and Mac Jones. No coincidence he's here and now a member of the Pats.

More in sports. But for now, live here at Gillette Stadium, I'm Dan Roche. Back to you guys.