New England Patriots

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

For the next Weekly 5 batch of NFL prospects, we’ve got a quarterback for you.

In Part 1 of this four-part series highlighting more unheralded draft prospects, Alex Barth spotlighted a wide receiver, defensive lineman, center, safety, and kicker that make sense for the Patriots. They could all be had in the mid-to-late rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft. The quarterback you’ll read more about below, Stanford’s Davis Mills, could be drafted anywhere from the second round to late on day 3, if he tumbles unexpectedly far.

But Mills, as you’ll find out, seems like a strong fit for what Bill Belichick typically looks for in a quarterback. At the same time, he comes with drawbacks that may turn the Patriots off and will make him less than a first-round prospect.

The purpose of the Weekly 5, though, is not to project the Patriots’ pick in the first round. That’s what the Sports Hub NFL Mock Draft is for. This is to let you in on some intriguing players to know about, just in case the Patriots call their name at some point draft weekend. Don’t be surprised if at least one of these guys call Foxboro home.

MORE: Weekly 5 NFL Draft Prospects, Part 1

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