4 quarterbacks the Patriots can select in the later rounds of the draft

The Patriots can find their next Tom Brady in the later rounds of the draft

Wild Card Round - Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots
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Quarterback 2: Spencer Rattler, South Carolina

Spencer Rattler is a very interesting prospect and a name to watch for come draft night. Rattler was underwhelming at South Carolina, but his physical tools feel transferrable.

He is not the biggest quarterback, however, he makes up for it with elite throwing power, good movement inside and outside of the pocket, and his instincts. Rattler plays with an above-average level of confidence, which can sometimes be a detriment.

There is no denying that there is intrigue that surrounds Rattler. His decision-making could use some fine-tuning, but what young quarterback couldn't? Rattler screams boom or bust, so if the Patriots do take him, surrounding him with a good O-line and good receivers will be vital to unlocking the best he has to offer.

The New England Patriots could take a risk by selecting one of the most confident quarterbacks in the draft.

Quarterback 3: Michael Pratt, Tulane

Michael Pratt, a Tulane product, will enter the NFL after playing four seasons for the Green Wave. Throughout his four-year career at Tulane, Pratt threw an impressive 90 touchdowns to 26 interceptions.

The knock on Pratt will be that he competed at the group-of-five level and not the power five. Unfortunately for Pratt, he didn't necessarily dominate the lesser opponents, which will have his draft stock take a hit.

Pratt may not be the most prolific passer, but he also uses his legs incredibly well. He also rushed for over 1,000 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns over his career. He has a legitimate "mobile quarterback" profile, and he'd be an exciting pick later in the draft.

The New England Patriots could draft a quarterback who has a proven track record of using both his arms and legs to get the win on Sundays.