Rival scout makes daring declaration about Drake Maye's veteran comp

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Depending on who you ask, there will be varying answers about the type of quarterback Drake Maye has been and will be for the Patriots. He was considered one of the top three prospects of this year's draft class, with some feeling he was the best overall, while others thought he may have been closer to the top five than the top of the pile.

Most evaluations seem to rest on his inexperience as a starter, as he is just 21 years old and led the North Carolina Tar Heels for two seasons before being drafted.

However, he impressed enough to be a first-round draft pick and had been projected to be the second quarterback off the board by multiple analysts, most of whom couldn't decide between Maye or Jayden Daniels.

Fortunately for the Patriots, he was still on the board with their third overall selection. Despite his limited performance thus far through OTAs and mini camp, he's already impressed and improved from where he began. And based on the latest comp from a rival scout, the Patriots might have really hit the jackpot with what's to come from their franchise quarterback.

Rival scout compares Drake Maye to top AFC East quarterback in latest evaluation

When selecting any player in the NFL Draft, teams use scouting reports, evaluations of their college careers, and how they looked at the Combine to determine their best choice. But at the end of the day, it's all a crapshoot, as even the highest-valued players out of college have flopped once going pro.

Hopefully, that's not the case with Maye, which one rival scout who spoke to Athlon Sports for an exclusive Patriots scouting report last month believes Maye is far from.

In fact, the anonymous scout sees a similar play style from Maye as the current AFC East-leading team's quarterback, which might be music to the Patriots' ears.

"He’s got some Josh Allen in him."

This isn't the first time an evaluator has compared Maye to Josh Allen, as Mike Giardi of Boston Sports Journal has made similar claims after watching the quarterback at OTAs. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated said the same after watching Maye during his Pro Day, so perhaps this scout's projection could be spot on.

It would be quite the pick of the Patriots land their own version of the Bills quarterback, with hopefully more success than what they have accomplished since he was drafted in 2018.

Regardless, having the traits of one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now would put the Patriots back in contention much faster than anticipated, especially within their division, which might be more difficult now with the addition of Aaron Rodgers.

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