In the weeks heading into the upcoming draft, there has been a growing notion that the New England Patriots could be eyeing a quarterback with one of their selections in the first couple of rounds. This was only further heightened after the front office was able to acquire the 23rd overall pick from the Los Angeles Rams in a deal for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
This has put the team in a prime position to parlay any of their four picks in the first two rounds into adding a promising young quarterback to the mix behind reigning league MVP Tom Brady. As a result, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi voiced that he will be surprised if the organization doesn’t go that direction later this month.
Tedy Bruschi said on ESPN’s NFL Live that he would be “shocked” if the Patriots didn’t draft a QB in the first two rounds of upcoming NFL Draft.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2018
The Patriots may be a bit out of reach of snagging one of the top projected quarterbacks, but the team now has a plethora of picks to potentially move up further to a spot with a team that isn’t looking to target that position. There are several different avenues that the front office can go to take a player that could be next in line under center after Brady.
There has been some speculation that the team could target Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in the first round if he still available after the first few picks. It is still quite early to tell what the Patriots plan to do with their first few picks, but this chatter around adding another quarterback to the mix is growing louder.