Oct 26, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) celebrates after catching an eight-yard touchdown pass in overtime at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa beat Northwestern 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: New England Patriots To Meet With TE C.J. Fiedorowicz


Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are set to meet with former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.

One of, if not the biggest need for New England as of right now is adding another tight end to Tom Brady‘s offense. Hopefully Rob Gronkowski returns 100% next year, but there is still a void at the other tight end spot. Fiedorowicz has talent, and I think a duo of him and Gronkowski could be formidable for opposing defenses.

The Pats also have already met with safety Deone Bucannon, as reported by Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.

Washington State All-American safety Deone Bucannon visited the Indianapolis Colts the past two days and starts his two-day visit with the New England Patriots today, according to a league source.

Safety is another area of need for the Patriots, although it is more of a depth need, as opposed to starting caliber talent.

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  • Willy

    I still see Safety as a big area of need but if their looking at Buchanon that would be a 3rd or 4th round selection. Also he would be a Fill-in/Back-up player IMO, not a Starter. Yesterday Richburg’s name was mentioned but said to be a solid Starter, I disagree and only see him in the same mold as Buchanon, a back-up player with the ability to learn to be more, not an instant Starter.

    • Cyrus Geller

      As of right now, the safety position is set, although it is set in a way that isn’t exactly a strength for New England. D-Mac is terrific, but as much as I love Harmon, he will be exposed if he starts the entire year. So adding someone like Buchanon won’t really help the safety position. If they are to upgrade it, they have to go after someone with a lot of talent.