The Patriots held a private workout with Pittsburgh tight end Nate Byham earlier this month. The best blocking TE in the draft, Byham has a big frame (6-4/270) that he uses to open up holes in the run game.
Byham is no Antonio Gates, but he can catch the ball. He totaled 2 touchdowns his senior season to along with over 250 yards in receiving.
Byham is regarded as a 3rd day selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Patriots currently have a large need at the TE position, with Alge Crumpler as the only viable starter.
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