Patriots Fourth-Round Pick Drops Iconic Quote About His Playmaking Ability

Former Central Florida receiver Javon Baker is excited to start his career in Foxborough.
Central Florida wide receiver Javon Baker participates in a drill during the 2024 NFL combine.
Central Florida wide receiver Javon Baker participates in a drill during the 2024 NFL combine. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The New England Patriots added to their wide receiver room with the No. 110 pick in the 2024 NFL draft on Saturday afternoon, selecting Javon Baker out of the University of Central Florida.

Baker, a former four-star recruit who spent the first two years of his college career at Alabama, caught 117 passes in his career for 2,051 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Upon being selected by the Patriots in the fourth round on Saturday, Baker dropped what was perhaps the quote of the draft so far.

"Come to the home stadium and bring your popcorn. That's all I can tell you all," Baker said. "I make people in wheelchairs stand up."

Baker was electric at the college level, where he averaged 17.5 yards per reception in his career. He will look to pair up with fellow rookie receiver Ja'Lynn Polk to add to the explosiveness of a New England offense that was woeful last season.

Pats fans better have their popcorn ready.


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