03-26-2008, 05:02 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Mar 2006
3 more CBs scheduled to visit Gillette...
The Patriots have arranged predraft visits with cornerbacks Brandon Flowers, Charles Godfrey, and Terrell Thomas at Gillette Stadium, according to representatives for the players.
All three are projected as early-round selections, although the first round - especially at the Patriots' No. 7 pick - is considered a bit rich to select them.
Flowers, who played at Virginia Tech, enters the draft after his junior season. At 5-10, 189, he might be a bit shorter than scouts traditionally desire, but reports indicate he plays with a physical edge.
Godfrey (6-0, 207) played at Iowa under Bill Belichick disciple Kirk Ferentz and has the ideal measurables and style of play for teams seeking a sturdy presence at corner. He's considered strong in run support and also has experience at safety.
The 6-1, 202-pound Thomas began his college career at USC playing safety, and is touted on some reports as a top lockdown corner who is defined by a physical style.
It seems like we're leaving no stone unturned at the CB position. So far, 5 CBs have been scheduled for visits, with many others having either worked out and/or interviewed. To date, the Pats have shown interest in 16 CBs.
Also, I'm glad Flowers and Godfrey are visiting. Flowers seems to be more NFL-ready, but Godfrey has a lot of physical ability.
"What we want to try to do is maximize each spot on the roster; we want to be stronger at No. 1 than the opponent, stronger at No. 25 than they are, and stronger at No. 53 than they are, we're always looking to upgrade the talent level on the team, and play together to be functional."
- Bill Belichick -