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According to the MMQB’s Albert Breer, the New England Patriots are one of two teams confirmed to attend the Ohio State Buckeye’s second Pro Day. Top NFL draft prospect Justin Fields will throw for the second time. The workout will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, April 14.
The other team? The Kyle Shanahan-led San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers skipped out on the Buckeyes first pro day, instead attending Alabama quarterback Mac Jones workout in Tuscaloosa.
In late March, San Francisco traded up with the Miami Dolphins to the third overall pick in the NFL Draft. All signs point to them taking a quarterback with this pick, and there has been some buzz around them and the Crimson Tide’s Heisman trophy finalist.
NFL pundits certainly have their doubts about them ultimately bringing Jones to the Bay Area. PFF founder and NBC’s Sunday Night Football color commentator Cris Collinsworth said on his podcast, “surely to God they didn’t move all the way up there to get Mac Jones.”
Maybe Wednesday’s pro day is what sells the 49ers on Fields.
It’s interesting to see New England getting into the mix here as well. This could simply be them doing their due diligence on Fields. If the Patriots are actually in on these top quarterback prospects (which they should be – see last week’s blog), then this is something to keep an eye on.
The Patriots own the 15th pick in April’s draft.
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