NFL Draft Rumors: Patriots Bringing In Running Back, Pass Rushers For Visits

All NFL teams are allowed 30 official visits with non-local prospects before the 2018 NFL Draft. We know of seven of the Patriots’ 30 visitors, based on reports.

The latest to leak out are LSU running Derrius Guice, per DraftAnalyst.com’s Tony Pauline, Florida State edge defender Josh Sweat, per FanRagSports.com’s Jon Ledyard, and Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

The other reported pre-draft visitors to Gillette Stadium are Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk, Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore, Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans and Florida cornerback Duke Dawson.

Guice, who’s 5-foot-11, 224 pounds, is projected to be taken in the first or second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He carried the ball 237 times for 1,251 yards with 11 touchdowns as a junior in 2017.

Sweat, who’s 6-foot-5, 251 pounds, played defensive end in college but could project to outside linebacker in the NFL. He’s an elite athlete who ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash with a 4.28-second short shuttle, 39.5-inch vertical leap, 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump and 6.95-second 3-cone. He had 12.5 sacks over his last two seasons. He’s a projected fourth-rounder.

Ejiofor, a projected second- or third-round pick, has prototypical size for a Patriots defensive end at 6-foot-3, 264 pounds. He didn’t work out at the combine or his pro day because of a shoulder injury. He had 17.5 sacks and 34 tackles for loss over his last two college seasons.

The Patriots have two first-round picks, two second-round selections, a third-round pick, two sixth-rounders and a seventh-rounder.

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