Posts Tagged ‘Official Visit’

Nick Perry (DE/OLB, USC) Visiting New England Patriots

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Nick Perry Patriots Draft

Nick Perry would certainly bring some athleticism to the edge. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

According to league insider Aaron Wilson, the New England Patriots will hold an official visit with former USC defensive end Nick Perry. Each NFL team is allowed to bring in 30 prospects for visits.

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Mikel Leshoure Visits Patriots

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Mikel Leshoure NFL Draft

Is Mikel Leshoure the next Corey Dillon or closer to Laurence Maroney?

Former Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure made a visit to the New England Patriots facilities today, according to a report from Ian Rappaport of the Boston Herald.

Leshoure was a somewhat surprising early entry into the 2011 NFL Draft, but has been steadily climbing up many draft boards of the NFL Draft media members.

A bigger back at 5’11″ and 227 pounds, Leshoure would project to be a brusining 3-down runner for the Patriots a la Corey Dillon. He has some skills in the passing game, but isn’t quite in the same class as Kevin Faulk and Danny Woodhead.

We’ve compared Leshoure to Laurence Maroney before, which never makes Patriots fans happy. Leshoure has questionable (to be nice) vision in our opinion, and produces too many negative plays. Compared to a Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis, i’m not sure that Leshoure would be much of an upgrade.


Front Seven Still in Focus

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Marvin Austin Patriots

The Patriots are doing their homework on this former Tarheel defensive lineman.

The defensive line and linebacker corps seems to be getting the lion’s share of attention this 2011 NFL Draft season, both from fans and the Patriots’ scouting staff. Three more defenders were either worked out or scheduled an official visit with New England.

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Tyron Smith to Visit Patriots

Friday, April 1st, 2011
Tyron Smith Patriots

Tyron Smith impressed NFL Scouts once again at the USC Pro Day.

According to the National Football Post, USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith will visit the Patriots in the coming days.

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Brooks Reed Works out for Patriots

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Brooks Reed NFL Draft

Can Brooks Reed fit in the Patriots 3-4 system?

Brooks Reed, former Arizona defensive end, worked out for the Patriots, according to Chris Price of WEEI.

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Patriots Courting a Prince

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Prince Amukamara Patriots

The Patriots have drafted a cornerback in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft in each of the last three years - perhaps 2011 won't be any different.

Former Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara, who has been near the top of our cornerback ratings all year, has an official visit scheduled with the New England Patriots – according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.

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Patriots Scouts Continue to Grind

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Anthony Castonzo NFL Draft

BC's Anthony Castonzo was under the watchful eye of Patriots scouts and front-office personnel at his Pro Day today.

There are no evidently off days in March for the scouting department in New England. We’ve got more information on pro days, private workouts, and official visits to share.

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