Jordan Bernstine #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes carries the ball on a kickoff return and is tackled by Jacob Fagnano #27 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the game on October 8, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.
The Patriots have reportedly taken a look at another defensive back prospect. According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the team conducted a private workout with Iowa safety / return specialist Jordan Bernstine:
Iowa safety and return specialist Jordan Bernstine has conducted private workouts for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots, according to a league source. He's also scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders.
Bernstine ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 and 4.38 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout.
With 29 NFL teams watching, Bernstine also registered a 41-inch vertical leap, a 10-7 broad jump, a 6.75 in the L-drill, an 11-3 in the long shuttle and bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times.
At 5'10" and 210 lbs, Bernstine is widely regarded as a late draftable prospect or priority free agent. His testing numbers are certainly intriguing, and he did have some production at Iowa (65 tackles in 2011). He numbers indicate that he could be a special teams stud, and potential developmental safety.