Patriots Looking at More Running Backs

Kendall Hunter Patriots

The Patriots continue to hold private workouts with mid-round skill position players.

After setting up a private workout with Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams a few days ago, the Patriots have added two more ball-carriers to their list of private workouts.

Jordan Todman (RB, UConn) will be visiting the Patriots in the coming days. Todman projects initially as a 3rd-down back (5-9/203), but has the ability to provide 12-15 carries a game.

Todman was incredibly productive last year, racking up nearly 1700 yards and 14 TD’s. His 4.40 speed certainly has moved him up into 2nd-round consideration.

Kendall Hunter (RB, Oklahoma State) will reportedly receive a private workout and an official visit, getting the Tim Tebow treatment by heading out for dinner in the Boston area.

Hunter was seemingly a bit slow (4.5 forty) for a potential 3rd-down or change-of-pace back, but he has other skills that are desirable for the position.

The Patriots value pass-protection abilities pretty highly, and while Hunter is a pretty small guy (5-7/199), he makes up for it in fearlessness, technique, and tenacity.

Currently, Hunter projects as a 3rd-round pick.

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2 Responses to “Patriots Looking at More Running Backs”

  1. Common Cent$ says:

    I think that the Pats are gonna love Todman. He’s from Dartmouth,MA(about 35 miles south of Foxboro) and played at the Razor in the High School Super Bowl. He has improved every year since high school. He played in a BMC conference, finishing 2nd in the country in rushing yds. per game; over 1600 yds. He didn’t lose a fumble all year(fumbled once in 334 carries). He performed brilliantly at the Combine(4.40 in the 40, did 25 reps at 225 lbs, 10ft 6″ in the broad jump, 38″ vertical leap). He’s a football savvy kid with a terrific additude. He also can catch the football. He’s not a great blocker by any means but he gives his best effort.

  2. John M. says:

    I would like to know which 5 running backs will go first and what pick they’ll be gone. I have Ingram at #15 and LeShoure at #42. I’m still undecided about the next 3 that will get drafted.

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