New England Patriots: 3 NFL draft prospects team should target

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Mason Rudolph /
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Mason Rudolph QB, Oklahoma St.

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It is ludicrous that when talking about the best quarterbacks in this years draft, Mason Rudolph’s name is rarely mentioned.

The Pokes star may not have the accolades the other quarterbacks in the class do, but he sure does have the numbers.

In Stillwater, Rudolph was a stud completing nearly 62% of his passes and tossing 90 touchdowns to only 26 interceptions (a solid 3;1 ratio).

Rudolph’s stats improved every year in college, and he showed that his intangibles can lead him to become a future NFL quarterback.  His accuracy is on point and he is very confident in his arm. He isn’t flustered in the pocket and is solid when going through his progressions.

However, Rudolph’s lack of velocity is one of the main reasons he isn’t adored by NFL scouts.

On tape, some of his throws look very weak and are slow to get to his receivers. With some grooming, Rudolph would be a very good candidate to fill Tom Brady’s shoes. The projected 2nd-round pick can definitely end up in Foxboro, and end the Brian Hoyer backup quarterback comeback tour in Foxboro.