The Big Board: Updated list of Patriots’ private workouts and pre-draft visits
|04.19.11 at 12:20 am ET|
With the draft now less than two weeks away, teams are in the final stages of prep work, and one of those stages includes the on-site visits. Each team is allowed to host up to 30 prospects on official visits as part of the pre-draft process, and while teams are allowed to work out as many players as they like until the day before the draft, the on-site visits run through this Wednesday.
Below is a list of official visits to Foxboro we have been able to confirm. It’s important to remember that these visits are usually done to accomplish one of two things: First, it’s a way to go in-depth with a potential draft pick, a way to gauge whether or not that prospect would fit your system. (Many times, the on-site visits are also to clear up any lingering medical questions a player might have.) Second, there’s the real possibility that some of these visits are bonafide attempts at misdirection, hoping to get another team interested in a prospect simply because the Patriots have feigned interest.
This is by no means a complete list ‘ simply a rundown of those we have independently verified:
Miami defensive lineman Allen Bailey
Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter
North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin
Clemson defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers
Alabama running back Mark Ingram
In addition, it’s been reported by multiple outlets the following players will have or have already had official visits with the Patriots:
Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara (NFL Network)
Colorado left tackle Nate Solder (National Football Post)
USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith (National Football Post)
Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure (Boston Herald)
Washington quarterback Jake Locker (ESPN)
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett (ESPN)
Here’s our list of players who have had or will have private workouts or meetings with the Patriots. It should be noted that (as we stated here previously) private workouts are a way for a team to gather additional ‘intel,’ in the words of one veteran agent. An as is the case with the on-site visit, there’s also the chance that a well-publicized workout could be an attempts to get another team interested in a prospect simply because the Patriots have feigned interest.
As is the case with the on-site visits, this is by no means a complete list ‘ simply a rundown of those we have independently verified:
Hillsdale wide receiver Andre Holmes
Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey
Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith
Kentucky wide receiver Chris Matthews
Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams
Nevada tight end Virgil Green
TCU quarterback Andy Dalton
TCU wide receiver Jeremy Kerley
Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy
Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi
Missouri offensive lineman Tim Barnes
Citadel defensive back Cortez Allen
Miami defensive lineman Allen Bailey
Northwestern defensive lineman Corbin Bryant
Missouri defensive back Kevin Rutland
UTC defensive back Buster Skrine
Hampton defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis
South Florida defensive lineman Terrell McClain
Arizona defensive end/linebacker Brooks Reed
Arizona defensive end Ricky Elmore
Arizona defensive end D’Aundre Reed
In addition, it’s been reported by multiple outlets the following players will have or have had private workouts or meetings with the Patriots:
Connecticut running back Jordan Todman (via National Football Post)
Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts (via NEPatriotsDraft.com)
Montana State offensive lineman Mike Person (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts (via SI.com)
Maryland running back Da’Rel Scott (via SI.com)
Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb (via SI.com)
Kentucky running back Derrick Locke (via SI.com)
Colorado offensive lineman Nate Solder (via National Football Post)
Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates (via multiple outlets)
Fresno State defensive back Desia Dunn (via Fresnostate.scout.com)
Louisville defensive back Johnny Patrick (via ESPNBoston)
South Florida cornerback Mistral Raymond (via ESPNBoston)
Temple defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (via National Football Post)
Maryland linebacker Adrien Moten (via National Football Post)
Temple defensive lineman Eli Joseph (via New York Daily News)
Texas defensive back Chykie Brown (via Dallas Morning News)
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