A report from Mike Reiss of ESPN includes an interview with Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, who discussed the possibility of Washington State quarterback Luke Falk joining the New England Patriots.
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Savage said Falk’s system shouldn’t hold him back from consideration in the NFL.
“Luke is an interesting case. He is obviously the Pac-12’s all-time leading passer in somewhat of a ‘pass-happy offense,’ the Mike Leach system. Of course, the Patriots have had some background with a quarterback coming from that scheme, with Kliff Kingsbury [in 2003 out of Texas Tech].
Savage also thinks Falk’s history as a former walk-on is attractive to the Patriots.
“There’s an overcoming element to him as a former walk-on that I think the Patriots would like, a resilience there with him,” Savage said. “I thought he had a good week of practice, and of course, he did not play in the game because of the death of his quarterback friend Tyler Hilinski, so he went back for the funeral and missed the game day. Luke is an interesting prospect; some of the scouts out West were real high on him, while others were not. It’s sort of a mixed bag.”
NFL.com projects Falk to be a mid-round pick in the draft.