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  • With Brian Hoyer year-to-year and Jarrett Stidham in a contract year, quarterback could be a sneaky big need for the Patriots. Will they address it this weekend?

    If any of the quarterbacks from the Felger & Mazz Big Board are the picks, they’d be massive trend breakers. Here’s the three passers on the board.

  • Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder makes a call to his team against Tulane Green Wave at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, October 30, 2021.

    Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder makes a call to his team against Tulane Green Wave at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, October 30, 2021.

    Strengths:

    –Team captain who plays with confidence and command on the field
    –Mobile and athletic but looks to win from the pocket
    –Machine-like mechanics and footwork

    Weaknesses:

    –Deep balls have a tendency to come up short
    –Windup slows overall release quickness
    –Average elusiveness could bring heavy punishment as a runner

    (Source: NFL.com)

  • Dustin Crum, Kent State

    Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum  gets past Akron's Julian Richardson for a second quarter touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Akron, Ohio, at InfoCision Stadium.

    Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum gets past Akron’s Julian Richardson for a second quarter touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Akron, Ohio, at InfoCision Stadium.

    Strengths:

    –Takes care of the football with his decision-making
    –Subtle pocket slides to safe launch points
    –Slippery zone/read runner with wiggle and tackle breaking

    Weaknesses:

    –Carries football down by his waist when scanning
    –Spins it with below-average velocity
    –Struggles to locate backside blitz

    (Source: NFL.com)

  • Brock Purdy, Iowa State

    LUBBOCK, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones runs with the ball during the first half of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

    LUBBOCK, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones runs with the ball during the first half of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

    Strengths:

    –Different quarterback when he finds his rhythm
    –Generally accurate passer between the numbers
    –Willing to dive to move the chains

    Weaknesses:

    –Field blinders occasionally rob him of seeing the big play
    –Delivery is labored
    –Confidence and consistency have been issues

    (Source: NFL.com)

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