Drake Maye's Brothers Roasted Him in 'Special Message' During NFL Draft

Drake Maye watching a pre-recorded message from his brothers after being selected by the New England Patriots with the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Detroit.
Drake Maye watching a pre-recorded message from his brothers after being selected by the New England Patriots with the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Detroit. /
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No one can roast you quite like your own brothers.

Former North Carolina quarterback—and newest member of the New England Patriots—Drake Maye learned this lesson once again during the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night.

The NFL gives players an opportunity to receive a pre-recorded, special message, usually an emotional one, from their families immediately after being drafted and taking the stage with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Maye, who was selected third overall by the Patriots, slipped on the headset to listen to his brothers, anticipating them saying something that was going to get him choked up. Instead, Maye's brothers proceeded to roast him.

"Pretty boy," Cole Maye said. "Overrated," said Luke Maye. "A b***h," finished Beau Maye, as Drake Maye burst into laughter.

Fans loved the video, which was a play on a viral clip from a 2011 ESPN documentary about the 1990s Michigan basketball team, who made their opinions of Duke star Christian Laettner very clear.

Too good. Kudos to the Maye brothers for providing a priceless NFL draft moment.


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Tim Capurso

TIM CAPURSO

Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.