The Patriots had their entire crew of scouts at the NFL Combine, which continued today with testing and running for the defensive linemen. Same as every team.
All 32 of them send their best and brightest to Indianapolis to try to gain an advantage over everyone else and learn a little bit about the prospects. What is the their goal?
For that, the folks at Patriots Today, the in-house online show, checked in with Patriots director of college scouting Jon Robinson.
“You really don’t have any access to the players during their season,” Robinson explained. “They’re trying to get their selves ready for their games on Saturdays and stuff, so the ability to sit down and talk to that player, especially at big schools like Oklahoma, Texas, Florida where you have multiple prospects… A: We don’t have time to sit down them. B: the kids don’t have time to sit down and talk to us. Really, the feel-out process really comes at the Combine.”