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Patriots Schedule Private Workouts with TCU's Andy Dalton and Jeremy Kerley

The Patriots are continuing their pre-draft preparations, and according to multiple reports, have scheduled private workouts with two TCU players, quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver/returner Jeremy Kerley.

Jeremy Kerley isn't the biggest receiver, standing at just over 5'9" and 188 pounds. His best position will probably come from the slot. While he isn't the most polished route runner yet, he is excellent coming out of his breaks, and can create separation with his quick feet. Kerley may be the most dangerous after the catch, where he is explosive and very tough to take down, despite the fact that he doesn't have the greatest straight line speed. Kerley is projected to go sometime early and day three, and with his versatility as a kick and punt returner, could be an interesting option for the Patriots.

Andy Dalton is the big name here, as he enjoyed a very successful career with TCU. At 6'2, 215 pounds, Dalton has similar size to current Patriots back-up quarterback Brian Hoyer, although he's probably a little faster. Dalton played in a spread offense at TCU, and doesn't have the greatest physical tools. However, Dalton does have great intangibles, from leadership to toughness, that help separate him. In addition, his ability to make most of the NFL throws and pick apart defenses with his intelligence and arm should help him big time. If the Patriots wanted to take Dalton as a developmental quarterback, it would likely be somewhere around the third round, as he likely wouldn't be there in the fourth.