NFL Combine Tracker: Who's meeting with the Patriots?

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

This draft season will be tricky for Bill Belichick. The Patriots enter the 2020 NFL Combine with a number of different needs. On top of that, the new combine format lowers the number of prospect interviews each NFL team is given from 60 to 45.

Keeping that in mind, is there more to take away from who the Patriots speak with at the combine than there has been in years past? This week should be some sort of indication of what Bill Belichick is planning to do at April's NFL Draft.

Here is the list of players who have disclosed meetings with the Patriots, either at or before the combine, sorted by position (listed alphabetically).

Quarterbacks:

  • Jake Fromm, Georgia
  • Justin Herbert, Oregon
  • Jordan Love, Utah State
  • Jake Luton, Oregon State
  • James Morgan, FIU*
  • Malcolm Perry, Navy*
    • Expected to transition to RB/WR/special teams role in the NFL

Wide Receivers:

  • Tyrie Cleveland, Florida
  • Devin Duvernay, Texas
  • Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty*
  • KJ Hamler, Penn State
  • Tee Higgins, Clemson
  • KJ Hill, Ohio State
  • Van Jefferson, Florida*
  • Denzel Mims, Baylor
  • Aaron Parker, URI*
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
  • Michael Pittman, USC
  • James Proche, SMU
  • Jalen Reagor, TCU
  • Henry Ruggs, Alabama

Tight Ends:

  • Jacob Breeland, Oregon
  • Hunter Bryant, Washington
  • Jared Pinkey, Vanderbilt
  • Stephen Sullivan, LSU
  • Adam Trautman, Dayton

Running Backs:

  • Darius Anderson, TCU*
  • Eno Benjamin, Arizona State*
  • Joshua Kelley, UCLA

Offensive Linemen:

  • Loyd Cushenberry (G/C), LSU
  • Jake Hanson (C), Oregon
  • Austin Jackson (T), USC
  • Jonah Jackson (G), Ohio State
  • Solomon Kindley (G), Georgia
  • Shane Lemieux (G), Oregon
  • Damien Lewis (G), LSU
  • John Molchon (G), Boise State*
  • Lucas Niang (T), TCU
  • Matt Peart (T), UConn
  • Cesar Ruiz (C), Michigan
  • Terence Steele (T), Texas Tech
  • Logan Stenberg (G), Kentucky
  • Alex Taylor (T), South Carolina State*

Defensive Linemen:

  • Bradlee Anae, Utah
  • Ross Blacklock, TCU
  • Raekwon Davis, Alabama
  • Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
  • Rashard Lawrence, LSU
  • Tyshun Render, Middle Tennessee State*
  • Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State

Linebackers:

  • Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
  • Patrick Queen, LSU
  • Josh Uche, Michigan

Safeties:

  • Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame
  • Xavier McKinney, Alabama

Kickers:

  • Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern

*Met with Patriots before the combine (Senior Bowl, Shrine Bowl, etc.)

Players generally disclose their meetings during media availability, which is separated by position. You can see when each group speaks below:

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With NFL Scouting Combine officially kicking off today, here's a complete breakdown of the schedule for the week:

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