December 11, 2016

BSMW Game Day Rumor Inventory, Final Edition

BSMW Draft Week Coverage
Sunday, April 22nd – Second Day Offensive Prospects
Monday, April 23rd – Second Day Defensive Prospects
Tuesday, April 24th – Ultimate Draft Profiles Database
Wednesday, April 25th – Final Rumor Inventory
Thursday, April 26th – Final Mock Board
Friday April 27th – Roundtable
Saturday April 28th & Sunday April 29th – Draft Blog

BSMW Game Day Rumor Inventory, Final Edition

By Scott A Benson

Last month we shared a list we’d been keeping of the draft prospects the Pats have been interviewing and working out since the college all-star games in January. Today we offer our second and final version for this year.

The players are listed below, along with the first source of the rumor and the type of contact (see key below). As always, we acknowledge that when it comes to the draft, you take a rumor for what its worth.

But on the whole, the Patriots looked at more offensive players than defensive ones, a reversal of an early trend. But a closer look reveals that defense may still dominate the first day (secondary, linebackers, and ends, in that order), while offensive skill positions could rule the second day. Just a guess.

Here’s a key for the rumor chart:

AS – Interview at a college all-star game (Senior Bowl, Blue/Gray, etc.)
CB – Interview at the Combine
PD – Scouts attended a Pro Day for the player
WK – Scouts conducted a private workout
VIS – Player visits team
MDP – BSMW Mock Board Median Draft Position (as of 4/15)
MFDP – Most Frequent Selection
TEAM – Team with selection

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