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Who are latest players reported to have met with Patriots for pre-draft visits?

Ryan Hannable
April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am

The top-30 official visits are over for NFL teams, but as the draft gets closer, more and more of these visits are being leaked out.

Two new players were learned on Sunday, as according to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and Oregon offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby have been in New England for pre-draft visits.

Vander Esch has been connected to the Patriots by many at the end of the first round. He had a monster season this past fall totaling 91 tackles, including 8.5 for loss, and four sacks. Perhaps no other player has climbed the draft board like he has this winter/spring.

Crosby hasn't been talked about much at all, but he could be a player the team selects in the second or third round to fill the offensive tackle need. Many have the team taking Kolton Miller in the first round, but the drop off between first and second-round talent isn't much, so maybe it is best not to use a first-rounder on that position.

A lot of the times it is hard to say what the official visits mean, as a lot of times they are used as a smokescreens, but in recent years the Patriots have selected multiple players they have hosted on pre-draft visits.

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