Potential Patriots QB draft targets draw lofty NFL comparisons

Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye are two of the best quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL draft, and the New England Patriots should have a chance to select one of them with the No. 3 overall pick.

ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky gave his NFL comparisons for the quarterbacks recently.

Maye tallied 3,608 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2023, while Daniels recorded 3,812 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and four interceptions. His 72.2 completion percentage was the best in college football.

Orlovsky compared the two quarterbacks to a budding NFL superstar and a retired NFL signal-caller during his appearance on “NFL Live” on Tuesday.

“I think the thing that I like and was surprised about with Jayden Daniels, is his pure stroke. I love comps,” Orlovsky said, when appearing on “NFL Live”. “Throw-wise, he reminds me a lot of C.J. (Stroud), when it comes to just the pure throwing motion.

“…Drake Maye, he’s going to remind a lot of people, certainly me, of Big Ben (Roethlisberger), patient playmaking. …When it comes to Jayden, …he’s going to surprise people with just his pure throwing talent. And I think Drake, people are going to be shocked by how well he moves for such a big guy and say, ‘Well, Josh Allen,’ and those types of physical talents.”

Stroud and Roethlisberger are certainly not bad quarterbacks to be compared to. New England has had trouble finding consistency and success at the quarterback position. They split time between Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe under center in 2023.

The organization will have a chance to reshape their future, similar to what they tried to do back in 2021. New England has plenty of options to choose from and the assets to finally get the team back on track in the offseason.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire