By Tom E. Curran
We told you how impressed we were with Cal's Cam Jordan while we were at the NFL Combine in Indy. Now back at the home office in Lakeville, Mass with the TV tuned to the NFL Network's Combine coverage, Jordan keeps impressing. Monday morning, Jordan ran a 4.71 in the 40 (unofficially). To chug like that at 6-4, 284 is impressive. I spent some time over the weekend with Jordan's father, Steve, a former Pro Bowl tight end with the Vikings. Steve went to Brown University and it was clear in talking to him that he believes his son will be able to make a quick transition to NFL life on-field and off. Jordan, I'm hearing, is absolutely a player the Patriots have on their radar. And most every team had to be happy when they heard Jordan tell media on Saturday, "It puts a smile on me to hit a quarterback and hear the wind coming out of his chest."
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Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room.
"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."
Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.
During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday.
As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.
Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court.
After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of MMQB.com on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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