Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots’ personnel department are on to the 2016 NFL Draft.
Belichick was spotted chatting with Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien while watching Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday.
Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio is on Belichick’s right, and director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort is to his left.
Belichick’s youngest son Brian, seated above the Patriots head coach and to his left, also was on hand for the practices.
The Patriots, of course, don’t have a first-round draft pick because of their Deflategate punishment.
The Senior Bowl is the premier all-star game for NFL draft prospects. North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz is considered the top prospect in this year’s Senior Bowl. The game, and all-important preceding practices, also features Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive tackle Jarran Reed.
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