New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick enjoys camping out at pro days in the state of Florida, and he spends most of his time soaking in the pro days in Gainesville. We’ll see if he checks out the Florida Gators prospects in detail, but we know for sure that Belichick will be attending the Miami Hurricanes pro day. In fact, ESPN Boston’s Mike Rodak has now informed us that Belichick is in Coral Gables right now to check out the current crop of talent in Miami headed to the 2013 NFL Draft.
The top prospect likely on the Patriots radar from the Hurricanes is intriguing cornerback Brandon McGee. The athletic but inconsistent CB has potential, and many teams have him slated as a mid-round pick. If all goes well for McGee, he could see his name called in the third-round, and the Patriots would be a in a good position to nab him there. The Patriots, by the way, do not have a fourth-round choice.
Brandon McGee had an excellent showing at the East-West Shrine Game, and his performance in St. Petersburg really lifted his draft stock. He should have been more productive in Miami in college given his physical tools, which he showed off in workouts. Despite having low interception totals with the ‘Canes, McGee actually has good ball skills and upside as a solid cover corner in this league. Belichick will definitely want to take a closer look at this guy.
If the Patriots are looking for depth at offensive tackle, Seantrel Henderson is a guy this team should take a look at due to his 6’8″, 345 pound frame. Sebastian Vollmer could leave, and Henderson would give the Pats some depth at right tackle, where he was a standout for Miami in opening up running lanes for star RB Duke Johnson with his size and strength.
Vaughn Telemaque is an interesting free safety prospect who might go undrafted but could also get picked up in the seventh-round. He has good speed and solid playmaking ability, so he could be a depth acquisition for the Patriots at safety if Belichick likes what he sees. There aren’t any draftable prospects outside of those three in my mind, and I think McGee is a player Belichick seems high on and will watch for the closest today.
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