Patriots bringing left tackle prospect in for a look today

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The Patriots have a clear need at left tackle, after Nate Solder left for free agency riches in New York.

And they’re taking a look today at a potential replacement.

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are hosting UCLA left tackle Kolton Miller today on a pre-draft visit.

The 6-foot-9, 310-pound Miller was one of the standouts of the Scouting Combine, with a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump (an event record for offensive linemen). He also drew high marks protecting Josh Rosen‘s blindside.

The Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds (23rd, 31st, 43rd and 63rd), and have a definite need to supplement their offensive line with some price-controlled help.

6 responses to “Patriots bringing left tackle prospect in for a look today

  1. 6’9″ 310-lb is like two people! And with a good jump?! Back in my day (up thru freshman, and military, many decades ago) I wanted to be an ILB and I almost had some speed, but was put at LT & DE because at 6’3″ 220-lb I was one of the bigger guys on the team.

  2. How will the 6′ 0″ QBs the mediots have projected for New England throw to the left side of the field if this man mountain is taking up space? Could Brady locate his smurf WRs with this guy blocking the sun?

  3. Lifelong UCLA Bruins fan.

    2017 was the worst season I have ever seen a Bruins offensive line perform during an entire season.

    I’m not blaming kolton for lol of it, but he was part of it. This “protection” of Rosen all season is as overhyped as Josh Rosen himself.

    I often wonder where these “experts” come up with their picks. And then they mock someone like Belichick for going off “the experts board.”

    I’m just giving you the caution flag now. There is no way Kotlon can be the best Tackle in all of college football last season. I sw every UCLA game. No way.

    Now maybe Dante can work with Kolton. But I wouldn’t draft him in the 1st round. But then again, I’m not the great Bill Belichick.

  4. I don’t think the Pats LT situation is as desperate as people seem to think. The guy they drafted last yr to replace Solder, Garcia, is back up to 290. The weight he played at Troy. They resigned Waddle(servicable) and grabbed the Philly guy(journeyman I know). They have a developmental guy(Colston). None of these guys are Solder yet, but it’s also 4.5 months before camp. It’s not a good draft for OTs. Hate to see them reach for a guy like Kolton. Grab someone late and maybe get lucky.

  5. Other than this being an indication the Pats will address the Oline in the draft its unclear if they’ll take this guy or not.

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