The Patriots continue to stockpile pre-draft visits. On Wednesday, the Patriots hosted Outside Linebacker Vernon Gholston. Gholston played defensive end in college, but would make the shift to outside linebacker if drafted by a 3-4 team like the Patriots.
The Patriots also scheduled pre-draft visits with Auburn cornerback Patrick Lee and Oklahoma inside linebacker Curtis Lofton. Lofton is a guy I really like. If we got a pick in the 30-45 range, I think that the Patriots should take a strong look at him. He’s played outside and middle linebacker for Oklahoma, but would presumably be a good fit at inside linebacker for the Patriots.
Also, Jerod Mayo is scheduled for a pre-draft visit to the Patriots, according to his agent. Mayo has been flying up the boards as of late, and is looking like he will land in the mid to late first round. Mayo would project as an inside linebacker for the Patriots.