2014 Patriots Draft Contacts

The Patriots have had pre-draft contact with the following 2014 NFL Draft Prospects.

PW – Private Workout
PDW – Pro Day Workout
OV – Official Visit
CI – Combine Interview
U – Unconfirmed Contact (Interview, Workout, Etc…)

Quarterbacks
Blake Bortles, QB Central Florida (U)
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (OV)
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois (OV)
Garrett Gilbert, QB, SMU (PW)
Kenny Guiton, QB, Ohio State (PW)
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (OV)
A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama (U-OV)
Zach Mettenberger, QB, Louisiana State (PW)
Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (PW)
Chase Rettig, QB, Boston College (PW)
Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State (PW)
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh (U)
Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina (PW)
Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech (PW)
Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State (PW)

Running Backs
Chad Abram, FB, Florida State (PW)
Dri Archer, OW, Kent State (PW)
J.C. Copeland, FB, LSU (U)
Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State (PW)
Stephen Houston, RB, Indiana (U)
Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida (PW)
Henry Josey, RB, Missouri (PW)
Ben Malena, RB, Texas A&M (U)
Tre Mason, RB, Auburn (U)
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina (PW)
Nikita Whitlock, FB/DT, Wake Forest (PDW)

Wide Receivers
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (CI)
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (PW)
Geraldo Boldewijn, WR, Boise State (PW)
Corey Brown, WR, Ohio State (PW)
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (PW)
Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest (CI, U)
Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (CI)
D.J. Coles, WR, Virginia Tech (PW)
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (PW)
Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina (PW, OV)
Mike Evans, WR Texas A&M (PW)
Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan (PW)
Jeff Godfrey, WR, Central Florida (PW)
Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carlina (PW)
Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming (PDW)
Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU (PDW)
Marqise Lee, WR, USC (CI)
Marcus Lucas, WR, Missouri (PW)
Quron Pratt, WR, Rutgers (OV)

Tight Ends
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech (CI)
Blake Annan, TE, Cincinnati (U)
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa (CI, OV)
Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State (U)
Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado State (OV)
Jordan Najvar, TE, Baylor (OV)
Troy Niklas,TE, Notre Dame (CI, OV)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (CI,OV)
Eric Waters, FB/TE, Missouri (PW)

Offensive Line
Jamal Ellis, OL, Newberry (U)
Donald Hawkins, OT, Texas (OV)
Trey Hopkins, OG, Texas (PW)
Wesley Johnson, OL, Vanderbilt (PW with Belichick)
Charles Leno Jr., OT, Boise State (PW)
Kevin Pamphile, OT, Purdue (OV)
Matthew Paradis, OC, Boise State (PW)
Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College (CI)
Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State (PW)
Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (CI)
Josh Walker, OG, Middle Tennessee St. (PW)

Defensive Line
Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State (PW)
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh (CI)
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (OV)
Dominique Easley, DT, Florida (OV)
Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU (CI)
Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (PW)
James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech (U)
Ra’Shede Hageman, DE/DT, Minnesota (CI)
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (OV)
Cassius Marsh, DE, UCLA (OV)
Zach Moore, DE, Concordia (PW)
Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina (PW)
Kaleb Ramsey, DT, Boston College (PW)
Jimmy Staten, DT, Middle Tennessee St (OV)
Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State (PW)
Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame (OV)
Colton Underwood, DE, Illinois State (PW)

Linebackers
Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (OV)
Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State (PW)
Xavius Byrd, LB, Western Kentucky (U)
Brock Coyle, ILB, Montana (PW)
Jackson Jeffcoat, OLB, Texas (CI)
Randell Johnson, LB, Florida Atlantic (PW)
Anthony Larry, DE/OLB, Eastern Washington (PW)
Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida (PW)
Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College (CI)
Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame (PW)
Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford (OV)
Tyler Starr, OLB, South Dakota (CI,OV)
Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana (PW)
Uani Unga, ILB, BYU (CI)
Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU (PW)
Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA (PW)

Defensive Backs
Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty (PW)
Lonnie Ballentine, S, Memphis (PW)
Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State (OV)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (CI, OV)
Alden Darby, S, Arizona State (PW)
Kevin Fogg, CB, Liberty (PW)
Ken Gilstrap, CB, Middle Tennessee St. (U)
Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt (PW)
Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt (PW)
L.J. McCray, S, Catawba College, (PW)
Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona (PW)
Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville (U)
Dez Southward, S, Wisconsin (OV)
Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota (CI)
Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi State (PW)

Specialists
Vincenzo D’Amato, PK, California (PW)

23 Responses to “2014 Patriots Draft Contacts”

  1. Patskrieg says:

    *Andre Hal

  2. J H TARBORO says:

    Oakland Raiders QB Terrell Pryor is being released, he is a good QB with the potential to get better in the right system, not the Raiders! I think the Pats could bring him to camp this summer and see if there is some potential fit. Pryor coming out of college was just as good as Cam Newton but had a derailment by an NCAA scandal. Any QB we get in the draft could be pushed by this guy because he wants to be an NFL starter. Pats think about it, it’s just training camp and won’t upset anything.

  3. J H TARBORO says:

    We should consider UDFA RB Stephen Houston Indiana 6’0 225, here is clip of him in action.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xxsfCoEDSZ0

  4. J H TARBORO says:

    The best weapon we can give to Brady for the 2014 season is RB/WR/KR Dri Archer. This kid would be a go to guy that Brady would absolutely love. Classified as an “OW” offensive weapon! Pats fans we need this one, trust me! http://youtu.be/9ILPHki7-Ww

  5. gil says:

    Pats Trade 29th pick for 2nd, 3rd, and 5th
    Mallet will be traded for 3rd round pick.

    2nd Stephon Tuitt, DT–creates terror interiorly.
    2nd Jace Amaro, TE– Led nation in total yards.
    3rd Deone Bucannon, Safety–Physical and ball hawk, will plug the middle.
    3rd — Jarvis Landry, WO, Spider Man.
    3rd Trent Murphy, OLB
    4th Andre Williams, RB
    4th Chris Borland, ILB
    5th Loucheiz Purifoy, CB
    6th Chase Rettig, QB, Boston College
    6th Zack Fulton, OT
    7th Donald Hawkins, OT, Texas (6’5″/310)

    • Ryan says:

      I will be rosterbating to this up until the moment billy boy pulls the trigger on buckannon with the 29th overall; a testament to the pervasiveness of rosterbating as a global issue, as even the great hoodmen has been caught with his hand in his pants, seemingly every GD time, while scouting the skinny boys at the back end on D.

    • Ryan says:

      Id only change one thing. I think youd have to get buchanon in the 2nd and thus drop amaro and add Troy Niklas in at the 3rd pick. I think he would be an every down player and fit right in on the squad. His blocking ability on tape (in college) is up there with Scott Chandler and Gronk’s and light-years away from the rest of the class.

  6. J H TARBORO says:

    Because of the shear depth of this draft, my prediction a late round or UDFA becomes a star for the Patriots.

  7. Chris C says:

    Make sure to add Teddy Bridgewater to QB section of draft contacts. If he drops into the 20s I would take him. His game is identical to Aaron Rodgers. Then they should focus on SS, OL and DE.

  8. J H TARBORO says:

    UDFA that we should consider.

    QB Dustin Vaughan W.Texas A&M NCAA passing leader
    QB Jordan Lynch Northern ill.
    DT Ken Bishop Northern ill
    DL Anthony Wells Northern ill
    DL/LB Roosevelt Nix Kent st.
    SS Jerry “boo boo” Gates Bowling Green U.
    LB Jordan Zumwalt UCLA
    LB Marquis Spruill Syracuse
    TE/H-Back Trey Millard Oklahoma
    FB JC Copeland LSU
    FB Chad Abram Florida st.
    FB Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest
    RB Kyle Harbridge ST.Francis (PA.) Danny Woodhead clone!
    RB Stephen Houston Indiana
    RB Franklyn Quiteh Bloomberg
    TE Blake Annen Cinn.
    OL Sam Longo Cinn.
    WR Erik Lora Eastern Ill
    WR Quincy Enunwa Neb. plays like Anquan Bolden!
    CB Brandon & Brian Dixson NW Missouri the twins!
    WR Isaiah Burse Fresno st.
    DT Viliami Moeala Cal.
    WR Tevin Reese Baylor
    TE Jordan Najvar Baylor

  9. sco508 says:

    God only know’s who they Pick ! But i put it this way i bet BB say’s the word “Value”

    over 20 times during the Post Draft Interviews LOL SMH ….

  10. Byron says:

    As usual the Patriots choices of players to contact prior to the draft is full of mysteries and surprises. The Patriots might do something different this year and trade up. The players that they would do this for are Mike Evans of Texas A&M and Aaron Donald of Pittsburg. Yes, this is a deep draft for WR’s but Evans is special and he is 6′ 5″ and is the big target they need and covet. Mike Evans is a difference maker something that the Pats offense needs right now. DT is a need and again Donald is a difference maker. If they stay put at 29 remember the name Dee Ford. It is no surprise that the Pats are bringing this player in for a PW. He like Donald is a disruptive force who can get pressure on the QB something which we can all agree has been lacking on the Pat’s D for years now. The TE I would grab is CJ Fiedorowicz in the 3rd round if he is still there. Also I really like Deonne Buchanan because once they move on from draft bust Tavon Wilson they will need another safety in their rotation. Buchanan hits a ton and will strike fear into the heart’s of WR’s in the open field.

  11. topo says:

    1st: Trade with the vikings and we recive a 2nd a 3rd and a 6th
    2nd a): Jeremiah Attaochu OLB/DE/Pass Rusher
    2nd b): Ego Ferguson DT
    3rd a): CJ Fiedorowicz TE
    3rd b): Charles Sims RB
    4th a): Brandon Coleman WR
    4th b): Marcus Smith DE
    6th a): Colt Lyerla TE
    6th b): Tom Savage QB
    6th c): Antone Exum CB
    7th: Donald Hawkins OL

  12. gil says:

    Pats with:
    1st pick– Kelvin Benjamin, a big WO. or Kony Ealy, a prolific pass rusher, or
    Louis Nix, Ra’sheed Hageman and Stephon Tuitt DT’s, whoever drops there.

    Houston trade 2nd pick for Mallet– Jace Amaro, a decent TE.

    2nd pick– Deone Buckannon, a ball hawk safety and hard hitter.
    3rd pick– Bishop Sankey RB is a need, fluid in catching and rushing.
    4th pick– Austin Saferien-jenkins, a TE
    4th pick– Stanley Jean Baptiste, a big DB.
    6th pick– OT for depth
    7th pick — Adrian Hubbard
    7th pick — another OT
    7th pick

  13. sco508 says:

    Oh Great and Powerful Hooded One !

    Please Pray the Sweet Baby Jesus that a Qb slip’s in the Draft and we can flip are 1st this year to a team like the Titans or the Jags !!! For a 1st in 2015 and a 4th or 5th this year …

    If the Texans take Clowney and they being the Jags / Titans / Steelers / Vikings/ Bengals or the Cards need to Jump up in front of them to get their QB !

    I don’t even Blink !!! Marcus Mariota , ” Bryce Petty my Fav ” 2nd fav Brett Hundley, and last and i wouldn’t touch with the Raiders pick Jameis Winston, are all Way and may i say it a 100 times over Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! better QB’s then any in this Draft .

    Sorry Tom It’s Super Bowl or Bust and i’m Hoping for an Elway type Exit and we can Trade are 1st and what ever 1st we get from the other team we trade with if it’s not high enough to Get Bryce Petty !!!!!

    • sco508 says:

      Lets not forget Ryan Mallet is still Chip although probally not in the Draft .

      But if he has a Nice Pre Season and we better pray to God he dose and some one gets hurt i could see a 3rd back for him or so i Pray!

      Plus lets not forget about RB Ridley , S. Vereen last year of their rookie deals and we ain,t paying them big bucks so look for a 3rd or 4th rounder their as well ..

      N. Solder 5th yr Rookie option is he worth 8.6 against the cap ? Logan Mankins he worth the Cap hit too?

      Yes this team looks great on Paper but so did a lot of teams !!!

      All you need to look at is the Texans and see how Fast you can fall in the Nfl !!

      Oh and did we Forget about Revis because i sure didn’t what if He Not Revis Island anymore ?

      Or even Revis “Parking Spot” and can’t shut down Half the Field ?

      Then we or should i say the Pats are Back to Square One ……..

      • sco508 says:

        Yes i’m a die Hard Pats Fan and i Have Much Much Man Love for TB12 !!!!

        So don’t go saying oh your a Brady Hater or your some Scum Bag Jet’s /Giants Fan ….

        Furthest think from the Truth ! I’m Simple a Realist and if you think TB12 won’t be shipped out of NE .

        At the First sigh of Decline then you are all Fools !!! The Hooded One dose not hold onto
        Trash !…

        He Put’s it out on the Corner to be Picked up by the Garbage collecter’s Nuff said …..

        sco508

        • Duuude says:

          This post reminds me of this dude, screen name Patsie, who (in 2008) used to call Matt Cassel “Young MC” and talk about how Brady would never come back from his injury and was about to be replaced by MC.

          You can argue that Brady began declining last year. I don’t buy it, because his numbers were so influenced by not having the serial killer, Gronk (most of the year), a healthy Amendola, or even their best freakin rookie most of the year. It was Jules and no one. Now Peyton, he’s in decline — and he still managed the best statistical season ever, even with his noodle arm, in the best context.

          But suppose Brady is in decline. He’s still going to be better than anyone the Pats are likely to draft over the whole rest of his career, even if that’s 5 more years.

          You guys need to think about how good — or rather, how bad — most 1st round QBs turn out to be. The Sanchize was actually decent by comparison. Locker. Weeden. Etc etc etc. Teddy Bridgewater? Could be good. Probably will end up a scrub.

          You aren’t a realist if you think Brady will be traded at the first sign of decline, or even well into his decline. His decline starts from the GOAT (or close to it). He’s got a long way to go before even a good NFL QB can hold his jock. And you’re the naive one if you don’t think BB knows this full well.

  14. J H TARBORO says:

    I would love to see BC’s RB Andre Williams on this list, he’s in our backyard.

  15. J H TARBORO says:

    FB/DT Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest is an absolute “beast” and could be classified as a DW (Defensive Weapon). He’s explosive and understands leverage at his size and he’s extremely strong. He would be great in sub packages and as a special teamer, and a very good kid.

    • ROME says:

      Whitlock at his pro day hoisted an astonishing 43 reps at 225lbs. at 5’9 251 and played NT for Wake Forest and that size and did really well and if he was invited to the NFL combine, he would have been the overall top performer of all the groups. Kent State’s Roosevelt Nix is a undersized DL, that played on the defensive line at 5’11 250. Both guys are extremely explosive and can get to the QB. Nix would be better suited as a ILB and Whitlock would be better suited as a FB, but both should be bought to camp as UDFAs, they’re both really good football players. Whitlock could be secret weapon on defense!

  16. J H TARBORO says:

    RB/WR/KR/OW Dri Archer should have a shot to become a Patriot, we won’t regret it, he’s a special talent with a lot of heart and toughnes for his size.






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