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Bill Belichick Keeping a Close Eye on the Bulldog Prospects at the Georgia Pro Day

Pro Day is always a huge day for coaches, general managers and scouts to go see what players they may want to take a chance on in the upcoming NFL Draft.

This year is no different, and today is chock full of Pro Day’s around the country, with Baylor, Boston College, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and USC all hosting those powerful people that make important decisions.

That leaves one big question, one that if you had a bonus from bethard you could probably place some money on – where is Patriots coach Bill Belichick today?

The legendary and future Hall of Fame coach is in Georgia, watching the Bulldogs Pro Day, this after he spent Tuesday down South (likely enjoying the much nicer weather), attending Alabama’s pro day.

Belichick will have quite a few option at top possible NFL players that the Pats could have an interest in while watching the Bulldogs.

Among those on the list include the following wide out Riley Ridley, wide receiver Terry Godwin, running back Elijah Holyfield, cornerback Deandre Baker and defensive end D’Andre Walker.

Ridley is a solid prospect who the Pats could use at the wide receiver spot, running a 4.58 at the combine, and he led the Bulldogs with 44 receptions for 570 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018, starting 12 of 14 games played.

Godwin is another interesting prospect at the wide receiver spot, as he caught 38 passes in both 2016 and ’17, but struggled last year as he had just 22 catches.

He still showed enough potential to earn a Shrine Game invite, and as the game’s offensive MVP and arguably the best performer regardless of position in the week of practices.

Holyfield, the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, has outstanding vision behind the line of scrimmage and a great feel for where space is going to develop.

He also knows how to push his path both vertically and horizontally to put defenders where he wants them. Especially adept at pressing line of scrimmage to draw in force players, then bounce outside of them. Can he be a fit for the Pats, it sounds like it.

The cornerback on the list is Deandre Baker, and his game has gotten better each season for the Bulldogs, and surely he will have a lot of eyes on him today. He had a senior season that saw him earn first-team Associated Press All-American honors and win the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back.

He was a first-team All-SEC pick, starting 13 games and recording 40 tackles, two interceptions and a team-high 10 pass breakups. Keep an eye on him and if he slips far enough, the Pats will have their eyes on him.

Walker was a backup for the Bulldogs in his first three years, but played well and made plays just about every time he took the field.

In 2017 as a Junior, he ranked second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks (among 40 stops) as a key reserve in all 15 games.


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