Oct 26, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) reacts after throwing a touchdown against the Furman Paladins during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Furman 48-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Quarterback Zach Mettenberger Meets With The Patriots

Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) passes during pre game warm ups before their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, quarterback Zach Mettenberger met with the Patriots today.

The Pats have been meeting with all of the top quarterback prospects over the last week or so, including Teddy Bridgewater, and Johnny Manziel. Unlike those two, I think there is a solid chance that New England selects Mettenberger this May. He will be available in the lower rounds, and he seems like a guy that could easily turn into the next Ryan Mallett, perhaps even better.

He has a strong arm, and while he lacks athleticism, the Patriots of all teams should know that not being able to scramble can be made up for in other areas. I think Bill Belichick may very well take a chance on Mettenberger this May.

In his three year career at LSU, Mettenberger completed 61.8% of his passes, threw for 5, 783 yards, and connected on 35 touchdown passes.

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