Which offensive linemen stand out from Patriots perspective at 2020 NFL combine

Ryan Hannable
February 26, 2020 - 2:40 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS -- On Wednesday at the NFL Combine, the offensive linemen were one of two groups to meet with the media.

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The Patriots could potentially draft someone on the interior, but also on the outside as Marcus Cannon’s eventual replacement. The position isn’t a top need by any means, but could be one to take a chance on in the middle rounds.

Here are five names to keep an eye on from a Patriots perspective.

Damien Lewis, G, LSU — Lewis is emerging in this years guard class following an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. When speaking, he was very adamant about his toughness and how he loves to “maul” defenders. He also said he’s met with the Patriots in Indy. 

Matt Peart, T, UConn — A native of Jamaica, Peart has experience both at left and right tackle, which is something the Patriots love. Despite its struggles, Peart stayed at UConn for all five of his collegiate seasons after red-shirting in 2015. He also has met with the Patriots this week.

Solomon Kindley, C, Georgia — Kindley met with Dante Scarnecchia this week and said the long-time coach liked his size and mauling style of play. It’s worth noting Isaiah Wynn also came from Georgia and he was a team captain this past season. 

Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan — When speaking Wednesday, Ruiz noted how this whole experience is dedicated to his father, who died in a car crash when he was just eight years old. “This whole entire experience is dedicated to (my dad), that whole situation and that tragedy,” he said. “Every night, every day I think about it. If my dad was here to see what I’m doing right now, he’d be mind-blown. I’m still playing for my dad. I still play for my dad. My dad still lives through me, and that’s how it’s always going to be.” Ruiz is known as being a leader and has met with the Patriots this week.

Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky -- Stenberg is very durable having played in a team-high 39 straight games and was a first-team All-SEC member this past season. He didn’t allow a sack all season, while allowed just one pressure. He was also a team captain and was one of a few interior lineman to meet with New England this week. 

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