Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a soft spot for the Naval Academy, based on the fact his father spent 34 years on staff there as a scout and a coach.
But he wasn’t just visiting, since he appears to have a particular interest in multifaceted Navy star Keenan Reynolds.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Belichick attended Reynolds’ private workout last Thursday (wearing a suit, not a hoodie and flip flops, so you know it was a special occasion).
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels ran the workout, and Belichick and assistant coaches Brian Daboll and Ray Ventrone have been there previously.
It makes sense, because Reynolds can do a lot of things, as a quarterback/receiver/runner in college.
The Patriots just drafted a long snapper from the Naval Academy (Joe Cardona) in the fifth round last year, so they’re not scared off by any potential service commitment. And because the Patriots are suckers for offensive players with versatility, they might be the team that gives him the chance he desperately wants. They lack fourth- and fifth-rounders, but have enough picks to make some moves to get someone if they want.