It’s widely assumed the New England Patriots will take a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Could that player be Marshall’s Chase Litton?
The Patriots are among four teams showing “a lot of interest” in Litton, according to DraftAnalyst.com’s Tony Pauline. The other teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns.
Litton is ranked as a sixth- or seventh-round draft pick by DraftScout.com. He ran a 4.90-second 40-yard dash with a 29.5-inch vertical leap, 8-foot, 10-inch broad jump, 4.53-second short shuttle and 7.49-second 3-cone at the NFL Scouting Combine last week.
He completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,115 yards with 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season with the Thundering Herd. He was a three-year starter at Marshall.
Litton was asked at the combine about the potential of working under Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady.
“You’re learning from the greatest of all-time for a reason,” Litton said. “Everything he’s done as a player on and off the field. … Again, how he handles himself off the field and his preparation is something that you have to go in there and be a sponge. You have to do everything he does, and not because that is what people want you to do, but because that is the standard. There’s a reason he’s won all these MVPs. There’s a reason he’s won five rings.
“To be around a guy like that would be a blessing.”