Here a quick overview of possible Pat fit of top QB prospects from Reiss via McShay FWIW: While it’s still early, I asked ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay for a quick snapshot of the quarterback class and who he thinks might fit best for New England. Some McShay thoughts: Sam Darnold (USC), Josh Rosen (UCLA) and Josh Allen (Wyoming) are all projected to be off the board by the time the Patriots would pick in the first round. The club would have to move up to select them, which seems unlikely. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has “unique leadership, competitive and intangibles” and plays with “a similar fire of Tom Brady.” He is undersized (listed at 6-foot-1), but he is an accurate passer in and out of the pocket and at his best extending plays. Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph has more prototypical size (listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds) and is more of a prototypical pocket passer. Some of his most recent performances might have been affected by injury. But based on the system he’s playing in, it would be a big adjustment coming to New England, so the fit would have to be explored. NC State’s Ryan Finley, who is a redshirt junior, is a potential wild card because it is unknown if he will declare for the draft. Listed at 6-foot-4, he has a good arm, but “more importantly, he’s a really poised pocket passer with good touch and timing who keeps getting better with game reps.” Washington State’s Luke Falk and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, who project as two more parts of what makes it a strong quarterback class, didn’t come up, but that could always change in time, while others also could emerge. ____ Full article (worth reading): Could Baker Mayfield be the Patriots' next Jimmy Garoppolo?