Patriots meet with Caleb Sturgis, Joseph Fauria, and David Bakhtiari

During the 2013 Combine Interviews the Patriots sat in on some players group interviews.  One of the players who had a group interview was Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis, who said the Patriots were one of the teams who sat in on his interview. Sturgis made 70-of-88 field goals (79.5 percent) during four years at Florida, and his 85.7 percent conversion rate (24-of-28) as a senior led the SEC and was 10th in the NCAA. Sturgis knows Belichick saying “I saw him every year he came, and he spent, I believe, a week with coach Meyer. That was pretty neat.”

Caleb Sturgis has a shot to be drafted. There is a slight possibility he could be signed as an undrafted free agent.

Tight End Joseph Fauria said he was going to have an “informal” meeting with the New England Patriots. His last name Fauria might sound familiar to New England fans, his Uncle is Christian Fauria, former Patriots Tight End, Christian Fauria was apart of two Super Bowl winning seasons with the New England Patriots. Joseph Fauria is 6’7 and 257 pounds. Fauria on his Uncle ”He’s definitely lent some knowledge on me, but at the same time, it’s different. It’s a different kind of position now, than it was then.”It’s crazy . . . you have all these coaches, these scouts that were with my uncle, coached against my uncle, and they say how amazing a player he was, and it’s just an honor to share the same last name. I’m proud of that.”

Joseph Fauria is projected as a late round pick.

David Bakhtiari is an offensive tackle from Colorado, and he said he was going to have a “formal” meeting with the New England Patriots tonight. David Bakhtiari is close friends with Patriots offensive linemen Nate Solder, Bakhtiari was the starting right tackle as a red shirt freshman while Nate Solder was the team’s starting left tackle. Bakhtiari visited Solder while attending the Patriots – 49ners week 15 match up. “We formed a good friendship through that,” Bakhtiari said on Nate Solder. I learned a lot from him. I kind of forced myself underneath his wing to kind of teach me because he wasn’t very open to teaching a lot of guys. Through that, we became good friends.” I visited him as soon as I finished all my finals this past semester,I went and watched the Patriots-Niner game, and I kind of talked him, like, ‘I’m thinking of coming out this year.’ We had a couple talking points. He just gave me some good advice, and at the end of the day, just be yourself and that’s the best that you can do.” Bakhtiari is 6’4 and 299 pounds. Bakhtiari on playing “I would just love to play, Come Sunday, I just want to be on the field, whether that’s left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, right tackle, extra tight end, whatever.”

David Bakhtiari is projected to be a second or third round draft pick.

Bakhtiari is projected as a second or third round draft pick.

Bakhtiari(#59)

Caleb Sturgis game winning kick

Caleb Sturgis kicks, great video

Joseph Fauria


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