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.