Cam Sutton catches Patriots’ interest

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The Patriots aren’t interested simply in veteran cornerbacks, their acquisition of Stephon Gilmore and flirtation with Richard Sherman notwithstanding.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots have held a private workout with former Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton. Sutton also has worked out for the Saints and Titans, and he has another workout set for next week.

Sutton, via Nolan Nawrocki’s annual draft preview, the cornerback/punt returner has been pegged as a third- or fourth-round prospect. The biggest knock is his size (5-11, 188) and thin frame, which will make it harder to redirect NFL receivers at the line of scrimmage. He also had the smallest hands of all defensive backs at the Scouting Combine.

Still, Sutton was a four-year starter for Tennessee, and he draws high marks for his anticipation when reading pass routes. He also was a team captain, which speaks well to his work ethic, personality, and the example he sets.

5 responses to “Cam Sutton catches Patriots’ interest

  1. Another malcom Butler…Look Butler was an undrafted free agent from West Alabama…And now he is worth a first Rd pick….BB IS the GOAT

  2. Sadly I think this makes it clear they’re going to trade Butler if he signs the tender.

    Would really just keep him, he was excellent last season.

  3. He’d be great camp competition fro last years rookie 2nd round pick Cyrus Jones. Jones is also a small handed CB/Punt return man. Jones struggled with Punt fumbles during the summer. He struggled on the field at the beginning of the season too. That’s typical for a lot of rookies so I’m not worried about him. But Sutton would make good camp competition with Cyrus Jones if the Pats choose to go in that direction.

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