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Rob Gronkowski Reveals 'For Sure' Patriots Draft Choice

If the New England Patriots decide against taking a quarterback in the NFL Draft, Rob Gronkowski would like to see them take Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

What should the New England Patriots do with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft? 

After the quarterback carousel, the Patriots endured this past season, it'd make sense for them to prioritize their next franchise guy. After all, it was the recent suggestion of current New England receiver Kendrick Bourne

However, if the Patriots decide to pivot because the top quarterbacks are taken off the board, former tight end Rob Gronkowski suggested who they should take instead. 

"They can't outkick their coverage on this pick. I mean, this is their highest draft pick in quite some time, ..." Gronkowski said. "But I think if they don't go with a quarterback, Drake Maye or Caleb Williams has already [been] taken off the board. I think a for sure pick, a for sure lock that won't be a bust ... is Marvin Harrison Jr., at the wide receiver position." 


Gronk's suggestion of Harrison Jr. would certainly make a lot of sense for a Patriots offense that, in addition to poor quarterback play, was bereft of playmakers. Since the days of Tom Brady playing under center, the Patriots have seemingly lacked that legitimate No. 1 option out wide.

At 6-foot-4, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame Marvin Harrison Sr. certainly brings that freakish size to feature in an NFL offense as the prototypical X receiver. 

In his last two seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Harrison made a case for being one of the best receiver prospects of this generation as he totaled 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns on 144 receptions while appearing in 25 games. 

If the Patriots can't solve their quarterback problem through the draft, why not get your next franchise signal-caller a top playmaker?