Zolak & Bertrand: Should the Patriots avoid a QB in the 1st round?
With the Patriots destined for a high pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Zolak and Bertrand discussed whether New England should draft a new quarterback later in a round other than the first round. One such name that has been brought up is LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels in the NFL Draft.
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Beetle: You look at why a guy like Brock Purdy came into the NFL and has been relatively successful. And I say relatively because I don’t think that his success is just about him as a quarterback. It’s about the offense he’s playing in and the system that has set him up for success.
Zo: You know who Daniels reminds me a little bit when he came out was Dak when he came out of Mississippi State.
Zo: He doesn’t have that thick legs like he had, but just the way he bounces and the pocket moves around and you’re playing against the same type of similar competition. I think Dak was a fourth rounder. Like, this guy’s not going to be a high pick. So you’d think in reaching in the second or something.
Beetle: Yeah, right now he’s the betting favorite to win the Heisman. As it stands right now. And it’s just another name which tells you that even if the Patriots do get a high pick, maybe there’s another quarterback that would require a lesser pick to get the guy here. I just thought it’s a good thing to bring up because of what you said last segment, which is how do you pass on Marvin Harrison? And so if you’re in a position to take him, but you also see a guy that might be a late first, second round pick. That isn’t considered one of the top guys necessarily. Isn’t Caleb Williams or Drake May Maybe there’s someone that they target and that’s a better way to go about picking a quarterback, a guy you really target and really like and you get him later. Because you think he’s undervalued by the rest of the league. And you get the best of both worlds.