According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, quarterback Zach Mettenberger met with the Patriots today.
LSU QB Zach Mettenberger met/will meet with the Raiders and Patriots today, will meet with the Vikings tomorrow. Throws tomorrow too.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 8, 2014
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.