Patriots spending a lot of time scouting quarterback prospects

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The Patriots are looking high and low for a young quarterback to groom as the heir apparent to Tom Brady.

They worked out Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Nick Caserio, the team’s director of player personnel, put White through the workout. Caserio also met with White for a film session before Western Kentucky’s Pro Day, White previously told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The Patriots attended the Pro Days of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Washington State’s Luke Falk, Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta and Toledo’s Logan Woodside and reportedly held private workouts with Oklahoma’s Mason Rudolph and Florida International’s Alex McGough, NESN reports.

New England owns two first-round picks and two second-round picks as well as four other picks, so the Patriots have the ammunition to trade up for a quarterback if they so desire.

26 responses to “Patriots spending a lot of time scouting quarterback prospects

  1. The time has come. Trolls and jealous fans about to become enraged when BB selects the heir apparent.

    No one will ever be Brady, but another JimmyG will work.

    Time to own another draft.

  2. Why would any fan get “enraged” by a draft pick? The Pats got really good when they lucked into drafting Brady in the 6th round. Belichick didn’t become a “genius” until he got Brady. His record before wasn’t anything special (check his time as the Browns head coach). They have had some pretty good drafts, but owned? Outside of Brady & Gronk who are the great draft picks you speak of? Their best season was from trades w/Welker & Moss. Not a Pats hater or anything, but BB would have zero championships as a head coach without Brady.

  3. Let’s see how this works out. BB wasn’t responsible for drafting Brady. It was his first year as the head coach and he wasn’t the GM yet and didn’t have much to do with the draft that year. Since then, BB has drafted – Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassel, Kevin O’Connell, Zac Robinson, Ryan Mallett, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jacoby Brissett. Couple-in the fact that he drafted Keithen McCant and Eric Zeier with Cleveland, that’s a really pathetic list if you take out Jimmy G.

  4. PrincePaul says:
    April 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    Let’s see how this works out. BB wasn’t responsible for drafting Brady. It was his first year as the head coach and he wasn’t the GM yet and didn’t have much to do with the draft that year. Since then, BB has drafted – Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassel, Kevin O’Connell, Zac Robinson, Ryan Mallett, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jacoby Brissett. Couple-in the fact that he drafted Keithen McCant and Eric Zeier with Cleveland, that’s a really pathetic list if you take out Jimmy G.

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    Wrong, Belichick has always been in charge of making the picks even in 2000. And Belichick has never had the title GM.

  5. Pats would do so anyway given they are down to 2 QBs. But they won’t be packaging 1sts & 2nds together to take a top 3 QB. 2nd rd JimmyG was the highest Belichick has ever gone – most have been late/undrafted. Brady has 2 or more years and Pats have other needs. So this year Belichick will look to mid-draft guys like Lauletta, maybe taking him late in the 2nd rd if he suspects other interest. I agree with the smart insiders who think Lauletta is his guy.

    He may even draft 2 QBs (1 this yr & 1 next yr) given that he’s had 4 on the books before.

  6. They actually may surprise many and move up for the future QB. Not having to start this or maybe next season, means they can draft the QB with the most “up side” long term, so taking a hard look at those that may fall to later rounds has to be a priority. However, it also could screen their intention of taking one of the top QBs during a draft day move.

  7. I’m just glad to see a Patriots QB article written without mention that they “looked at” Manziel for a 100th time

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    The Patriots usually check out the QBs in every draft. Belichick likes to have a dossier on all the league’s QBs. One never knows if they were to become available at a later date.
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  9. I think everyone should take a look at their own team’s track record of drafting QBs (or anyone for that matter) and tell me that it’s stellar… People love criticizing those on top. No one hits on every pick, every year, every time. Period.

  10. mumfio says: April 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    “His record before wasn’t anything special (check his time as the Browns head coach).”

    Just so you remember that Bill was the last coach in Cleveland who won a playoff game against the Patriots, of all teams! He was on his way building a winning team that got shafted by the Baltimore move and part of that staff built the Ravens that won a Super Bowl few year later. Brady is great of course but to discount Belichick in the success of the Patriots is just intellectual laziness.

    I’m not even a Pats fan… how I wish my Bears can return to the beat down of the Pats in the Super Bowl!

  11. Why keep wasting everyone’s time talking about NE trading up? Look at that list of QBs! They’re all guys who NE could consider taking THROUGHOUT THE DRAFT. They can strike for a QB when they feel the value is right, and if there is a trade up it likely would only be a short hop if the team feels a QB it likes will be off the board just before they select. Nothing major.

  12. Loving the drama can’t wait to see what the Pats do!!!

    (probably someone to replace Nate Solder meh…)

  13. The best quarterbacks do not always come in round one
    Remember – Tom Brady – the best ever
    was drafted round 6

  14. “Everyday it’s looking more and more like the Patriots traded the wrong QB.”

    I guess they just have too much respect for those 5 Lombardi trophies? Beats me…

  15. Just so you remember that Bill was the last coach in Cleveland who won a playoff game against the Patriots, of all teams! He was on his way building a winning team that got shafted by the Baltimore move and part of that staff built the Ravens that won a Super Bowl few year later. Brady is great of course but to discount Belichick in the success of the Patriots is just intellectual laziness.

    I’m not even a Pats fan… how I wish my Bears can return to the beat down of the Pats in the Super Bowl!
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    In Cleveland, Belichick benched Testaverde, who was the 3rd ranked QB in the AFC at the time, for Eric Zeier. Belichick went 5-11 his last year there.

  16. sexyrexy5000 says:
    April 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    I love when people say look at Belichick’s record in Cleveland…. he won a playoff game. That’s like winning 3 superbowls anywhere else
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    That would be a good point if you were talking about the current expansion team newer Browns team.
    But the team Belicheck coached was the original Browns team that went to 3 AFC championship games not too long before he got the head coaching job and eventually went to Baltimore later.

  17. Why would the Pats look at a QB? All the fanboys in here say Tommy can play til he’s 50. ‘Course, all the fanboys saying that are under the age of 30 & don’t understand the cruel world of aging.

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