Taking a quarterback at No. 11 tells Cam Wake and Ndamukong Suh that the team isn't trying to win right now.
"I love him on the field - he's not afraid to take shots downfield, has an underrated arm, and he has won a ton of games", Kiper wrote.
"No, I'm confident, I wouldn't say cocky", he explained. I also got to pick which draft board I wanted to use and I went with Fanspeak's since theirs was the most recently updated.
The issue there is Mayfield would have to last until the 31st pick come April 26.
Here's a look at 10 quarterbacks who could be available to the Patriots, whether it's early in the draft, late in the draft or as an undrafted free agent. Meanwhile, Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen look as though they could be taken within the next 10 picks, while 2016 Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson could be taken in the first round as well.
Rosen is a polarizing prospect, but he seems to be more suited for the bright lights in NY than Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson.
Would Baker Mayfield be good for the New England Patriots? One thing he's made clear since arriving in the national spotlight is he hates to lose.
That translates into an ultra competitive football player, one that does not lack confidence in himself. During the interview, Mayfield said he's the best quarterback in the 2018 Draft class that includes Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Josh Rosen of UCLA, Sam Darnold of USC, Josh Allen of Wyoming and Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State. Even though he's the franchise guy now, the Chiefs still need to be looking at other signal callers in case of an injury or something else that could sideline Mahomes (knock on wood). "If I was Tom Brady, then we would maybe have a different conversation, but he doesn't have that mentality, so that's what makes him great".