February 26, 2024

Morning Sports activities Replace

Not everybody thinks New England will take a quarterback on the fourth choose.

Jayden Daniels taking part in for LSU towards Mississippi State in September. AP Photograph/Vasha Hunt, File

The most recent mock drafts: The Patriots’ latest win over the Broncos had an impact on the projected NFL draft order for 2024. New England slid from the second general choose all the way down to fourth.

The end result has reshaped the present spherical of mock drafts, although it could not change the Patriots’ general technique.

A trio of latest mock drafts, from CBS Sports activities, Sports activities Illustrated, and Yahoo Sports activities, illuminate how the projections have modified.

Beforehand, New England was locked in for a quarterback (with both USC’s Caleb Williams or UNC’s Drake Maye seen because the probably choose).

At fourth general, the Patriots will probably miss out on the possibility to get both Williams or Maye. The subsequent best choice could possibly be Heisman Trophy-winning LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels.

“Daniels is a clear thrower that’s correct in any respect three ranges,” wrote Yahoo’s Nate Tice. “His footwork has improved yearly in school and he consistently will get the ball out early and will get his teammates into advantageous conditions together with his ball placement. Daniels has good arm energy and may drive on beneath throws, and throws a catchable deep ball.”

Tice additionally famous Daniels’s potential to scramble, citing his efficiency (amassing 500 whole yards) in LSU’s 52-35 win over Florida in November.

Sports activities Illustrated’s Luke Easterling additionally thinks the Patriots could possibly be in on Daniels on the fourth choose.

“No matter who’s calling the photographs for New England subsequent season,” Easterling mentioned, “the Pats can be in determined want of a real franchise passer.”

CBS draft analyst Josh Edwards supplied an fascinating various. As a substitute of going straight for a quarterback, he had the Patriots choosing 6-foot-7 Notre Dame offensive sort out Joe Alt. His logic was that the latest win over the Broncos meant that New England has “most likely fallen into no man’s land with regard to quarterbacks within the NFL Draft.”

The 2024 NFL Draft will get underway on April 25 in Detroit.

Trivia: Who was the newest participant the Patriots picked fourth general in an NFL Draft?

(Reply on the backside.)

Trace: Defensive participant from USC.

Scores and schedules:

The Bruins defeated the Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday with two targets from Charlie Coyle.

Right now at 11 a.m., Boston School performs SMU within the Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park.

Tonight, the Celtics face the Pistons (at present on a historic 27-game dropping streak) at 7:30 p.m.

And on Sunday, the Patriots can be in Buffalo to play the Payments at 1 p.m.

Extra from Boston.com:

Rodney Harrison is a Corridor of Fame finalist: The previous Patriots security was amongst 15 gamers chosen for consideration on Wednesday evening. Fellow former Patriot Vince Wilfork was a semifinalist, however was not picked for the following spherical.

On at the present time: In 1971, the Celtics overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the 76ers, 120-116. John Havlicek led Boston with 36 factors, whereas Dave Cowens added 16 factors and 17 rebounds.

1971 Celtics 76ers

Day by day spotlight: Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy made one of many higher goal-mouth saves of the NHL season on Wednesday.

Trivia reply: Willie McGinest