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2018 NFL draft: Patriots Pro Day Tracker, Wednesday Edition; Georgia, Boston College, UConn

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots coaching staff are all over the place scouting this week.

CFP National Championship presented by AT&T - Alabama v Georgia Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

I mean, rock bands tour the country all the time and play city after city, show after show, day after day and night after night. But can a rock band be in three places at once? No, they cannot. Point, Patriots.

The Patriots coaching staff hit up college Pro Days at three different schools on Monday, and one of them was the other team in the College Football National Championship - the University of Georgia.

The other two were a bit closer to home - Boston College and the University of Connecticut.

All joking about how the 2017 Georgia Bulldogs will go down in history as one of the greatest teams that just couldn’t quite beat Alabama aside (ok, that was a cheap shot, sorry), the Dawgs fielded one of college football’s nastiest defenses, ranking 6th in yards allowed, only allowing an average of 158 passing yards per game, and added 34 sacks and 12 picks. If you’re scouting defensive draft picks, this is top-shelf.

*Defense, in case you forgot during and/or after the Super Bowl, is when you can stop another team from scoring more points than you.

Linebacker Roquan Smith would take a small miracle to get, since most analysts seem to have him pegged as a surefire top-20 pick. There’s plenty more solid Bulldog prospects worth checking out, though (via NESN):

LB Roquan Smith, Round 1

G Isaiah Wynn, Round 1

LB Lorenzo Carter, Round 2

RB Sony Michel, Round 2

RB Nick Chubb, Round 2-3

DT Trenton Thompson, Round 2-3

WR Javon Wims, Round 6

DT John Atkins, Round 6

LB Davin Bellamy, Round 6-7

CB Aaron Davis, Round 7

Bill also put in some time with edge defender Lorenzo Carter, a much more realistic player for the Patriots to look at that logged 62 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 32 total pressures last season.

Meanwhile, back in the freezing cold of New England, D-line coach Brendan Daly was at Boston College, and the big name there is - who else? - BC pass-rusher Harold Landry.

Daly and Landry crunched some tape for a couple hours:

And of course, hit the field to see what the kid’s made of.

Landry’s 6’3’’ and 252 lbs, and if the Patriots want him, they’ll probably have to either make moves or pray he drops to 31, as he’s project to be a mid/late first-rounder.

Finally, we got a report from our pal Daniel Connolly at The UConn Blog (not to be confused with the longtime Patriots lineman of the same name) that the Pats had a couple people out at UConn’s pro day as well.

There’s no freak-athlete standout at UConn this year like Byron Jones or Obi Melifonwu in ‘16 and ‘17, respectively, but hey, no stone left unturned, right?

We’ll keep you posted on where Bill and the gang end up tomorrow.