Patriots Schedule Workout with Jerry Hughes

The Patriots have scheduled a private workout with TCU Horned Frog defensive end Jerry Hughes. The workout will take place in Foxboro this Monday.

Hughes projects to a rush-end in the 4-3 or a 3-4 outside linebacker. Hughes is still transitioning to the defensive side of the ball after playing running back, but his explosiveness and athleticism has eased the acclimation. Most scouts project Hughes as a late first or early second round selection in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft.


8 Responses to “Patriots Schedule Workout with Jerry Hughes”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Actually Evil Dumerville is more like 5’10/5’11. It’s become quite apparent that the 6’5 Willie McGinest types aren’t needed to get a proper pass rush. Dwight Freeney is only 6’1 and he gets it done.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It won’t actually be a workout when he visits as teams aren’t allowed to work prospects out at their own facility.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am hoping the Patriots address DE and LB with 2 of their first 4 picks. Maybe Jared Odrick at 22 then picking up Hughes at 47 – or some combination of 2 pass rushers.

    I agree, I feel like the Patriots pass on guys they think are system guys – like Demeco Ryans a few years ago – then they turn out to be studs.

    I remember when they drafted Tedy Bruschi… with him they said, undersized, we don’t even konw where we are going to play him (DT in college!) but they knew they were getting a great player…

    Sometimes you have to just draft the skill and worry about how to use it later! Bottom line – we need more talent!


  4. Jeff says:

    If you think Hughes is to small to play three downs then I need to now how Jerome Harrison and Lamar Woodley get it done? Then what you are also saying is Brandom Graham is only a 1 down olb on a team? Bottom line Graham and Hughes are both character, high motor and two very productive players players…The Pats past on Clay Mathews last year I wonder if it was because he was only 6-3 and not 6-5(GB runs a 3-4) Denver runs a 3-4 and this 6-1 power house called Dumervlle led the league in sacks…and he didnt play one down…Its a passing league..speed over size!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just dont understand how the Steelers can run a 3-4 with short OLB playing 3 downs and we “supposedly” cant. Tully isn’t 6’5…neither is Adalius Thomas nor Roosevelt Colvin. THe Mike Vrabel’s and Willie McGinist’s dont come around that often.

  6. Anonymous says:

    is the best pass-russ in this draft, only behind brandon graham(small too) but the best… draft however but take him

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hughes is to small to play the edge in the NFL so that would make him the OLB on passing downs, mainly 3rd downs. I would hate to see the Pat’s take him in the first at 22. A one down OLB, Jerry Hughes is a mid level second at best. If they got him with their #47 pick that would make good value.

  8. ctpatsfan says:

    Jerry Hughes would be a BEAST for the Patriots. OLB is a major need.

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