Stephon Gilmore must have been watching the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.
A few hours after this year’s quarterback prospects completed their on-field drills at Lucas Oil Stadium, the New England Patriots cornerback tweeted a positive review of Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph, who has a chance to be selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Gilmore is a bit biased here. He and Rudolph both hail from Rock Hill, S.C.
You can be sure the Patriots’ higher-ups were keeping a watchful eye on Rudolph throughout the day. New England needs a new quarterback of the future after trading away Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett last year, and the former Big 12 star has been mentioned as a potential Patriots fit.
Other quarterbacks who would fall into that category include Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, Toledo’s Logan Woodside and Washington State’s Luke Falk.
Lauletta and Woodside both tested well Saturday, especially in the three-cone drill and short shuttle, and Lauletta looked good in passing drills, as well. Falk, meanwhile, did not participate in any of the measurable drills and was highly erratic with his throws.