Drew Lock is one of the most interesting prospects in this week’s NFL Draft.
On one hand, Lock has the arm talent to be drafted as a top 10 pick, but as we’ve seen in the past, QBs can sometimes fall on draft night. Lock has been mentioned as that QB in this year’s draft — some draft boards have him falling Thursday night, but even falling to No. 32 for the New England Patriots wouldn’t be the worst thing for Lock. In fact, he’d welcome it.
“I’d 100 percent rather go 32nd to the right team than No. 1 to a bad team,’’ Lock told NFL.com’s Don Banks. “If that happened (being drafted by the Patriots), I’d be honored for sure. Tom’s obviously there for a couple more years, but to be able to sit behind a guy like that and learn from one of the best quarterbacks of all time — if not the best — I think that’s an ideal situation for any quarterback.’’
Playing behind and learning from Brady would be a huge asset for Lock and his career. Obviously, if Lock falls to No. 32, he’ll make less money than being a higher pick, but in the long run, this could be the best for his career. He has the right attitude leading into the draft.
The bigger question would be whether the Patriots would draft Lock — assuming he’s still available — to eventually take over for Brady. However, it might make more sense for the Patriots not to draft a QB and get a player who could be an asset to Brady and help the Patriots win another Super Bowl.