When the Patriots traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams for another first-round pick, it opened up countless possibilities in the 2018 NFL Draft for New England.

One of those options is to trade up in the draft for a top-tier quarterback. So, who among USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph is the best fit for the Patriots?

NESN.com’s Doug Kyed and Zack Cox talk to Pro Football Focus’ Steve Palazzolo on this week’s NESN Patriots Podcast in an attempt to answer that question. Kyed and Cox also discuss all the latest Patriots happenings, including the Cooks trade and one of the biggest bargain signings in the 2018 offseason.

Listen to the full show below and subscribe to the NESN Podcast feed here.

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