Ty Legislation says Patriots ought to use their No. 3 decide on this high prospect


“He’s gonna assist no matter quarterback you’ve gotten. I promise you that.”

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Bloomington, Ind.Harrison is a finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Marvin Harrison Jr. is likely to be the very best participant accessible for the Patriots at No. 3 within the 2024 NFL Draft. (AP Photograph/Darron Cummings, File)

The Patriots have numerous work to do in terms of fixing a woeful offense that averaged a league-worst 13.9 factors per sport in 2023.

However after ending this season with a 4-13 report, New England has a possibility to shore up a minimum of one positional grouping on that facet of the ball because of a blue-chip prospect within the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

The Patriots maintain the No. 3 decide within the draft, which is able to begin on April 25, 2024.

After all, the very best path towards a fruitful rebuild in Foxborough lies in touchdown a franchise quarterback this offseason.

However with two promising sign callers in USC’s Caleb Williams and UNC’s Drake Maye projected to go together with the primary two picks this spring, New England might need to probably attain at No. 3 for a QB like LSU’s Jayden Daniels — or pivot to a different prospect with that coveted first-round decide.

However Patriots legend and Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Ty Legislation thinks New England ought to nonetheless be ready to pick a game-changing expertise at No. 3 in Ohio State extensive receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

“If he’s nonetheless there, I’m getting Marvin Harrison Jr.,” Legislation stated on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Present” on Tuesday morning. “All people says quarterback. I’m telling you, you may have the ability to go on the market and discover a Dak Prescott [selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.]

“I’m gonna go away Tom Brady off the desk as a result of that’s a unicorn, (decide) 199, however in case you go on the market and get a serviceable quarterback that gained’t flip the ball over and also you get Marvin Harrison Jr., he’s gonna assist no matter quarterback you’ve gotten. I promise you that. That’s a type of picks that will be arduous to cross up.”

Whereas New England might be setting itself up for failure by looking out within the latter rounds for QB assist, it’s robust to disregard Harrison Jr.’s potential as a franchise fixture on offense.

The son of Colts nice and Corridor of Famer Marvin Harrison, Harrison Jr. is likely to be the most secure decide among the many high tier of prospects within the 2024 draft class because of his pass-catching potential, pro-ready body and pace.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver torched defenses all through his time with the Buckeyes — reeling in 144 catches for two,474 yards and 29 touchdowns in his final two seasons.

The Athletic’s NFL Draft analyst Dane Brugler famous earlier this yr that Harrison Jr. is “arguably the very best receiver prospect since Calvin Johnson.” 

Even when New England opted for a veteran stopgap at QB or searched within the second spherical for one more signal-caller, the presence of Harrison Jr. would a shot within the arm for a Patriots’ offense severely missing in big-play capabilities over the previous couple of seasons.