Patriots Pick Jacoby Brissett

NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett is off the board, as the two-year starter has been selected by New England in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett is off the board, as the two-year starter has been selected by New England in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Brissett earned honorable mention All-ACC honors as a senior.  

"With his size, arm and competitiveness, there are times when Brissett will remind you of Jameis Winston, but Winston understood the nuances of the position early in his college career while Brissett is still learning," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.  "Brissett’s overall ability as a passer is NFL-­caliber and he should continue to show rapid improvement on the next level with better weapons and protection. While an NFL staff will need to help him overcome his bad habits and learn to be more consistent with his pre­-snap recognitions, Brissett has the tools to become an NFL starter."

New England currently has just two quarterbacks on the roster, and with Tom Brady slated to serve a four-game suspension Brissett could open the season as the backup to Jimmy Garoppolo.

Brissett, a four-star recruit out of Dwyer High School, finish his career at NC State with 52 total touchdowns and just 11 interceptions.


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