New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is making his yearly rounds at college pro days, and Monday’s stop is at North Carolina State.
Belichick was spotted at the Raleigh, N.C., campus by CBS Sports’ Will Brinson.
N.C. State has some intriguing prospects who could fit the Patriots’ needs this offseason. Here are their top prospects:
DE Bradley Chubb, Round 1
DT B.J. Hill, Round 2
RB Nyheim Hines, Round 3
RB Jaylen Samuels, Round 3-4
DT Kentavius Street, Round 4
OT Will Richardson, Round 5
DT Justin Jones, Round 5-6
G Tony Adams, Round 6
Chubb will be off the board by the time the Patriots are picking, but Hill, Samuels, Richardson and Jones are ideal athletic fits in New England.
Hill, who’s 6-foot-3, 311 pounds, is an elite athlete for his size, running a 4.99-second 40-yard dash with 35 bench press reps of 225 pounds, a 7.28-second 3-cone and 4.53-second short shuttle at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Samuels is one of the most versatile prospects in the draft. He played tight end, running back and slot receiver at college. He took on a unique combined role as short-yardage back/slot receiver in 2017. He ran a 6.93-second 3-cone at the combine.
Richardson was suspended multiple times in college — once for a DWI and another time for a marijuana-related offense — but he’s an interesting prospect based on his size and athleticism. At 6-foot-6, 306 pounds, he ran a 5.26-second 40-yard dash with a 31.5-inch vertical leap and 9-foot broad jump at the combine. He didn’t allow a sack and let up just five pressures as a junior in 2017 before leaving school for the NFL.
Jones also impressed at the combine at 6-foot-3, 309 pounds. He ran a 5.09-second 40-yard dash with a 4.74-second short shuttle.
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