clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Well-Attended at FSU Pro Day

New, comments

The Patriots have sent a large contingent of coaches to the Florida State Pro Day.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots have a real interest in Florida State University. FSU won the 2013-2014 College Football National Championship and feature one of the deepest rosters of NFL talent in the country. New England dipped into the well last season with a fourth round pick on center Bryan Stork, who instantly became one of the Patriots most reliable interior linemen as a rookie.

This year, it looks like New England will be going back. Per multiple sources, the Patriots have former offensive line coach and assistant head coach, and current team adviser, Dante Scarnecchia at the Pro Day, along with current defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and defensive line coach Brendan Daly.

The Patriots already have an established relationship with FSU and the coaches on hand matches the college's top prospects.

FSU feature two top defensive line prospects in first round tackle Eddie Goldman and Day 2 edge defender Mario Edwards, Jr. They have two top cornerbacks in P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby. They feature three of the top offensive interior linemen in the draft in Cameron Erving, Tre Jackson, and Josue Matias. There's also a dark horse guard prospect in Bobby Hart.

These positions just so happen to align with the Patriots biggest needs in the draft, so don't be surprised if a Florida State player is linked to New England on draft day.

In addition to those players of need, there are also offensive skill players that might draw interest in wide receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O'Leary, and running back Karlos Williams.