Highly regarded Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith is in heavy demand from NFL teams, according to a league source.
Per the source, Smith is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.
Alphonso is a highly skilled cornerback, his only knack being his size. The Patriots could most likely nab him at 47 or 59.
I understand there are a lot of reports of pre-draft visits coming in. Since, in my opinion, they are a very crucial step in the draft process, I will try to report each and every one, even if it does take up 50% of the posts between now and then.
Essentially, the Patriots have about three and a half weeks to finalize their draft boards, and after that, it’s go time on April 25th. That being so, be ready for full-draft full-time.