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The Patriots were present at the University of Connecticut as one ridiculously athletic Husky went through drills as both a safety and a corner.
Per Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com, Patriots college scouting director Brian Smith was on the Storrs campus -- along with representatives from the Cardinals, Eagles, Texans, Bucs, Packers, Steelers, Falcons, Panthers and Saints -- to get a look at defensive back Obi Melifonwu and his draft-eligible teammates.
One of the top testers at the NFL Scouting Combine, Melifonwu checked in at 6-foot-4, 224 pounds and ran an impressive 4.40 40-yard dash in Indy. He also jumped better than anyone at the combine when it came to both the vertical (44 inches) and the broad jump (11-feet-9).
Melifonwu did not run the shuttle drills at the combine, but he checked those boxes at his pro day, submitting very strong shuttle times and an adequate three-cone drill.
After playing safety at UConn, there are those who wonder if -- because of his stand-out athleticism -- Melifonwu will be able to play corner as a pro. It's a track similar to that of his former college teammate Byron Jones, who was considered a versatile defensive back and one of the best athletes at the draft two years ago before being taken in the first round by the Cowboys