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  1. KDPPatsfan85

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    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick attended a private workout at the University of Maryland this past week for cornerback Kevin Barnes and linebacker Moise Fokou, according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe.

    Barnes is a hard-hitting cornerback who turned in the fastest short shuttle, a 3.96 clocking, at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    He also has the ability to play safety and recorded 100 career tackles and six interceptions for the Terrapins.

    Fokou is regarded as a middle to later-round draft pick with good mobility, registering a 4.75 time in the 40-yard dash.

    A two-year starter at Maryland, Fokou posted 252 career tackles and 8 1/2 sacks with one interception.


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    This can't be right. BB would never draft a twerp, ever!

    I can't be the only one who at first glance saw "Two Twerps on Patriots' Radar." Pardon my spanglish. :D
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    I like Barnes. Excellent agility and one of the smartest CBs in this year's draft. Scored a 41 in the wonderlic. He certainly sounds like a Patriot type player in the 3rd-4th round area.
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    Fokou (am I pronouncing it correctly? :)) size doesn't seem to fit into the Pats D, but Barnes looks like a better fit. To me he's more of a safety, but that's for BB to decide.
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    Barnes does sound like a Patriots type player. Sometimes value to us doesn't mean the same to the big man. If Belichick thinks this guy will contribute early on ST's and nickel packages I would bet we would see him drafted in the third or 4th round unless of course something better comes along.
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    CBS Sports has Barnes ranked #70. So that's certainly 3rd round territory. where he actually goes depends on the flow of the draft and if there's a run on CBs or not. I'm guessing there will be run on OL and Linebackers at some point as those are the deep looking areas of the draft.
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    My brain saw that too...lol
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    I like Barnes. 3rd rounder with potentially good value. South Carolina's Jasper Brinkley is another player I find in this category too. Only he likely projects to be in the 2nd, I believe.
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