In what was another surprising pick by Bill Belichick, the Patriots added another quarterback in the NFL draft.
On Friday, the team selected Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe in the fourth round with the No. 137 overall pick. Last season, Zappe set Football Bowl Subdivision records by throwing for 5,967 passing yards to go with 62 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
“I’m actually here at home in Victoria, Texas, where I’ve been born and raised. I was hanging out with family when I got the call,” Zappe said. “Just hearing about it, seeing it on TV was surreal. It’s a dream come true for me throughout this whole process. I’m really excited to get up there and get to work.”
The 6-0, 215-pound Zappe spent his first four seasons at Houston Baptist before transferring to Western Kentucky.