According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Patriots sent national scout Matt Groh to North Dakota State to watch Trey Lance's pre-draft pro day.
We mentioned the Jets, Lions, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos and WFT will top guys in Fargo. More on NDSU Pro Day ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2021
• Niners will be repped, but not by Lynch or Shanahan.
• Dolphins will be repped, but not by Grier or Flores.
• Patriots will have nat'l scout Matt Groh there.
Lance is considered the third- or-fourth-best quarterback in the 2021 draft and many analysts have him being selected in the top-10. The Patriots, who own the 15th pick, would likely have to move up to land Lance.
The 20-year-old would be an intriguing pick for the Patriots. In 2019, Lance completed 66.9% of his passes for 2,786 yards and 28 touchdowns against zero interceptions for. He also ran for 1,100 yards 14 touchdowns.
Lance did not play in 2020 and analysts don't believe he'll be ready to be an NFL starter in 2021. However, New England could have him learn under Newton, one of the most mobile QBs in NFL history, for one year before giving him the job in 2022.