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Monday, April 21, 2014
Kiper: Risky to count on Duron Harmon
By Mike Reiss
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has posted an Insider piece today in which he lists
top needs for each NFL team
One of them for the Patriots is safety and Kiper writes, "We'll see if
can take a step forward this season, but I consider that a tenuous assumption."
Harmon was a surprise third-round draft choice in 2013, and played 36.9 percent of the defensive snaps last season as the No. 3 option behind
With the Patriots releasing Gregory in late February, it thrusts Harmon (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) into a potential top role.
round out the depth chart, with the chance that cornerback
(third round, 2013) gets a look there as well.
As for the draft, Washington State safety
is among the prospects who have taken an in-house visit to Gillette Stadium. If he's available in a post-Round 1 scenario, he could be an intriguing option for the Patriots to consider.