Patriots second-round pick WR Ja’Lynn Polk garner praise from Robert Griffin III: “ A a jack of all trades”

The New England Patriots are embarking on a new era under new head coach Jerod Mayo, signaling a potential resurgence to reclaim their storied legacy. Their recent addition of former Washington Huskies receiver Ja’Lynn Polk as the 37th overall pick in the NFL draft exemplifies this rejuvenation.

Polk’s selection drew attention and praise from former NFL player Robert Griffin III, who hailed the new second-round pick as a versatile player with a knack for making the most of his opportunities. 

“Ja’Lynn Polk is a jack of all trades and a master of taking advantage of his opportunities. He ATE with over 1k rec yards despite having Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan at Washington. Can play X, Z or in the slot. The @Patriots have a versatile WR room and just got another one,” Griffin III wrote in an X post.

During his tenure at Washington, Polk proved to be a dependable weapon for quarterback Michael Penix Jr., contributing to a potent passing attack that ranked among the top in the nation. His versatility and playmaking ability make him a valuable addition to the Patriots’ receiving corps and he himself is eager to contribute a lot to their offense to help them reclaim their legacy.

With Polk joining the Patriots, he adds depth to a receiver room that already features established veterans like Kendrick Bourne, along with promising talents such as Demario Douglas, K.J. Osborn, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Patriots’ receiving corps now boasts a diverse array of skill sets, offering versatility and depth to their offensive arsenal.

Ja’Lynn Polk is excited to join the Patriots and contribute their legacy

Ja’Lynn Polk began his collegiate career at Texas Tech before transferring to Washington. Now he is gearing up for a new chapter in his football journey in New England.

During a video conference following his selection, Polk expressed his excitement about joining the Patriots receiver team, learning from their experiences, and contributing to the team’s success on the field.

Ja'Lynn Polk
Ja’Lynn Polk (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

“I can’t wait to go out there with (Bourne), JuJu and those other guys, pick at their game and see the success that they’ve been able to have so we can go out there and have success all together. So I’m super excited and ready to go out there and ready to make plays with those guys,” he said, per NESN.

During his time at Washington, Polk showcased his ability to excel both as an inside and outside receiver, making him a valuable asset for the Patriots. With New England in need of pass-catching help, especially on the perimeter, the young receiver is expected to fill a crucial role in the team’s offense.

With the former Huskies player joining the Patriots’ receiving corps and the addition of quarterback Drake Maye, the team is poised to make strides towards reclaiming the legacy left by NFL legend Tom Brady.

Shabiha Akter

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