Joe Reedy, who covers the Bengals for the Cincinnati Enquirer, tweeted today that the Patriots worked out University of Cincinnati draft prospects Isaiah Pead, Adrien Robinson and Derek Wolfe on Wednesday.
This is part of the Patriots' standard operating procedure leading into the draft (these types of workouts are happening almost daily), and when they become public, they are used as a springboard to learn more about each prospect.
RB Isaiah Pead -- Viewed as a mid-round pick by some analysts, he is one of the faster players in the draft and could be a factor in the return game. At 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, he's considered a complementary back. Seemed to help his stock at the Senior Bowl.
TE Adrien Robinson -- The 6-foot-4, 264-pound tight end opened some eyes at Cincinnati's Pro Day earlier this month with a strong workout. A first-year statrer in 2011, he was not invited to the NFL combine. Robinson didn't have big production over his college career (29 receptions for 434 yards, 5 TDs), but his athleticism is getting him noticed.
DL Derek Wolfe -- The Big East co-defensive player of the year, the 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive lineman would project to a defensive tackle spot in a four-man line, or end in a three-man front. At the combine, he described himself as a "relentless pass rusher." Wolfe, who is projected to be a mid-round pick by analysts, had 9.5 sacks in 2011. He played in 45 games (38 starts) over the last four seasons for the Bearcats.