Breer: McDaniels 'likely' going to 49ers; Patricia may not get offer

Breer: McDaniels 'likely' going to 49ers; Patricia may not get offer

One will go, one will stay.

If MMQB.com's Albert Breer is correct, that's what's likely to happen with the two Patriots coordinators. He believes Josh McDaniels has a 'fantastic' shot at being named coach of the 49ers, but doesn't think Matt Patricia will get an offer from the Chargers.

Those are the two jobs Breer believes will still be open after today, as he believes "there's a pretty decent possibility the Bills hire Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott today, there's a good possibility the Broncos hire Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph today, and I think there's a good chance the Rams hire Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay today." With Jacksonville already having hired Doug Morrone, "[that] would leave San Francisco and San Diego."

"I think Josh has got a fantastic shot [at the 49ers' job]," Breer told Gary Tanguay on Patriots Wednesday Live. "And I've said this before, I think that's Josh's pick, too . . . Of the [three teams he interviewed with], I think that was the one he preferred. Because you don't have a sitting GM, like you have in L.A. and like you have in Jacksonville. And it doesn't matter what you think of the quarterback. You're going to be able to go and pick your own. Whereas if you go to Jacksonville, you got to live with Blake Bortles. If you go to L.A., you got to live with Jared Goff. 

"I think Josh can look at that San Francisco situation and say, 'I'm coming in with my own GM, I get to pick my own quarterback, and this is a situation where there aren't bad contracts that I can't get out of.' In essense, San Francisco's like an expansion team. So that's why I think Josh preferred the San Francisco job over the Jacksonville job, over the Los Angeles job, from the start. 

"That's why I think the likelihood is that he winds up there."

Patricia interviewed with the Chargers and Rams, but Breer doesn't think he'll get an offer.

"San Diego ran analystics before they [interviewed candidates] and their analytics showed that you've got a much better shot if you're hiring a guy that's got head-coaching experience," he said, later adding: "The other criteria is that you have a willingness to keep their offensive staff. They like their offensive staff . . . And that would [lead] you to believe that Mike Smith, the former Falcons coach, the current Bucs defensive coordinator, would be the front-runner there."

Patriots call Cooks 'our first-round pick'

Patriots call Cooks 'our first-round pick'

The Patriots didn't make a pick Thursday night, but as teams were introducing their new players on Friday, New England's social media team took an opportunity to show off theirs. 

The team posted a picture of Brandin Cooks on Instagram Friday evening with the caption "Our first round pick." The Pats traded their first-rounder (32nd overall) and a third-rounder (No. 103) to New Orleans last month for Cooks and the 118th pick.

With the pick acquired from the Patriots, the Saints drafted Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk. 

The Pats are slated to make their actual first selection of the draft Friday at No. 72 overall. 

Our first round pick. #PatsDraft

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Brady’s pre-draft Facebook post tries to provide some inspiration to picks

Brady’s pre-draft Facebook post tries to provide some inspiration to picks

Pick No. 199 in 2000 tried to provide a little inspiration to the next generation of NFL draftees before the first selection Thursday night. 

Remember: they can't measure heart. Whether you're picked first, last or not at all, YOU decide what happens next, every day. Good luck!!!

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, April 27, 2017