Jakobi Meyers has acquired a number of preseason hype, however Bill Belichick stated the undrafted rookie receiver has rather a lot to be taught within the NFL.
“Yeah, [Meyers] has some experience playing receiver and playing quarterback and all that. He’s got a long way to go in this league,” Belichick stated at a Monday morning press convention. “I certainly wouldn’t put him into the seasoned veteran category. I mean, there’s no rookie that would fall into that category. We’ll see. We have a long way to go.”
Meyers backed up early reward at coaching camp by catching 6 passes for 69 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 31-3 preseason win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday.
“Whatever it is, it is at this point,” Belichick stated when requested about Meyers’s pace. “We’ve had an off-season of training. Veterans [have] longer than the rookies have, but we’ve had off-season training. They’re playing football now. Whatever it is, it is. I’m not sure how much more we can improve it in the short run. Maybe marginally, but right now it’s about being able to play football. That’s what we’re all trying to do. Whatever it is, it is.”
Meyers attended North Carolina State and was picked up by the Patriots this offseason after going undrafted within the 2019 NFL draft. He began his profession as a quarterback earlier than making the swap to large receiver for his sophomore yr.
The Patriots go on the highway for a preseason sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans at 7 p.m. Saturday.