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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: LSU DT Ego Ferguson

04.22.14 at 9:10 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Ego Ferguson (AP)

After seeing limited action in 2012, Ego Ferguson (right) had a breakout season as a junior in 2013 with 58 tackles on the LSU defensive line. (AP)

EGO FERGUSON

Position: Defensive tackle

School: LSU

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 315 pounds

Achievements: 2013 All-SEC honorable mention

What he brings: Ferguson has good size for his position and, according to scouts, he also has good vision of the field as well as a solid ability to track the ball. Scouts also say, though, that he has a tendency to play too high and is not as quick as other defensive tackles.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-4

Notes: Ferguson moved into a starting role as a junior in 2013 and amassed 48 tackles. He missed the Outback Bowl for what the team said was an undisclosed medical issue, and he did not run at the NFL scouting combine because of a right ankle injury (although he did post 24 reps on the bench press). … After spending the first three years of his high school career in Maryland, Ferguson transferred to Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia. Ferguson was ranked the No. 31 overall high school prospect in the nation and was a U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant. The Mims, Fla., native redshirted during the 2010 season and was a reserve player during his freshman and sophomore years before he became a starter during his junior year.

Related articles:

The Times-Picayune: LSU pro day breakdown: Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

Baton Rouge Advocate: LSU defense plays with pride, honors missing Ego Ferguson

Video: Here is a video highlighting Ferguson’s performance against Mississippi State

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