Former Pro Bowl QB talks up Drake Maye’s elite potential

Former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck gave a glowing review of possible New England Patriots draft target Drake Maye.

Maye could be an option for New England with the third overall selection in the 2024 NFL draft. The North Carolina product will undoubtedly bring a spark to the position. He threw for 3,600 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season. The UNC product brings talent to the table, as well as a tremendous amount of confidence.

Maye undoubtedly faces an uphill battle as he could be tasked with being the face of a franchise moving forward. Nevertheless, Hasselbeck likes what he’s seen from the quarterback prospect up to this point.

“(I’ve) been at ESPN for 15 years evaluating quarterbacks as they come out for the draft,” Hasselbeck said on WEEI’s “Gresh and Fauria,” as transcribed by Mike Kadlick. “I think he’s as good of a prospect as I have evaluated in this entire time. So, you know, from the Matthew Stafford’s to the Matt Ryan, to you name ’em over that stretch — Andrew Luck … I think that he’s that good of a prospect.”

The quarterback is only one step of the equation for New England in this rebuild.

Surrounding the quarterback with weapons is equally as important. Maye certainly has skills in his own right, such as mobility and arm strength, but the Patriots will need to surround him with the necessary talent to be successful.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire