Unless Danny Etling is the second coming of TB12 we're still potentially in the hunt for an heir apparent to Brady. To me there is no other position more enjoyable to discuss leading up to the draft than QB especially if it is a need. I'm going to transition to linebackers next year and skim the other positions after I am done but I'll always be looking at QBs. We have an expert in @mascho who has already posted his First Sound 2019 video Mark looked at: Easton Stick, North Dakota State University, aka Carson Wentz there U. (Mark's Preview) Drew Lock, Missouri, (Mark's Preview) (Walter Football has him as a 1st rounder - way too early of course but note the buzz) Ryan Finley, N.C. State, (Mark's Preview) This is another team Belichick has recently spent a lot of time with. WF projects him in rounds 4-6 Brett Rypien, Boise State, (Mark's Preview) He's Rypien the ball today! What a great QB name. Kyle Crabbs also previewed him. WF projects him as a 7-UDFA. Walter Football is good at collecting rumors. So here are the QBs they heard are getting high end buzz going into 2019 not listed above: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern, projected round(s): 1-2 Shea Patterson, Michigan, projected round(s): 1-3 He is a junior and just transferred to Michigan. It doesn't matter all that much in the grand scheme of things, I guess, but the Patriots viewed Etling being a transfer who picked up multiple systems as a positive. Jacob Eason, Washington formerly Georgia, projected rounds: 1-3 He is also a junior who lost a year to injury then his job was taken when he was healthy later in the season who just transferred. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, projected round(s): 1-3 He also has another year of eligibility should he want to return. He transferred from Baylor after the scandal hit. Those are the rest of their first round projected grades. You can see their initial list here. When I find something better than Walter Football as a good resource for who to keep an eye on I will post that. It is as of now the best I have. Keep in mind that many of these guys will drop off and new names will emerge. This is just to, as Mark says, get a baseline of guys going into this year to look at. That's all. I think something like 1/3 of the names of most way too early mocks last year who came out this year were first round picks another 1/3 picked later and 1/3 not drafted at all. Who else is on your radar going into the season?