FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick has done pretty well for himself late in the draft, famously landing Tom Brady in the sixth round and Matt Cassel in the seventh round.
Belichick scooped up Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson with the 250th selection, which was the Pats' last choice, so time will tell if Robinson is more Cassel or Kliff Kingsbury.
The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder completed 610-of-999 passes (61.1 percent) for 8,317 yards, 66 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in three and a half seasons of starting duty. Robinson also rushed for 1,858 yards and 22 touchdowns in his collegiate career.
Robinson was a really good college quarterback, and he was very highly touted coming out of high school in Colorado. He's probably got pro potential but will need some years to develop. His numbers were inflated due to Oklahoma State's spread system, so he'll have plenty of learning to do in the NFL.
In the understatement of football history, Robinson has no chance to take over the starting job because the Patriots still have a pretty good guy in that spot. The Pats are also pretty happy with backup Brian Hoyer, who showed some really steady improvement during his rookie season. Robinson will be a fringe player, someone who could steal the last roster spot or sneak onto the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Remember that whole Mike Gundy rant? He's a man? He's 40? Yeah, of course you do. Well, Gundy was defending quarterback Bobby Reid, who was criticized in a local column after he lost his starting job to Robinson.
"I don't see it right now. We're going to play him at quarterback, and we'll see how it goes. I don't anticipate him playing receiver. I expect him to play quarterback."
–Belichick when asked about Robinson, who some teams might have looked at as a wide receiver.