The Patriots have what looks to be a pretty full depth chart along the offensive line, but they took a look at a pair of linemen in this year's draft class on Friday.
New England was among the NFL teams represented at Eastern Washington's pro day on Friday, where tackle Clay DeBord and guard Aaron Neary hoped to impress.
DeBord, who measures in at 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds, was a four-year starter at EWU, where the team's home stadium is known for its bright red artificial turf. Neary checks in at 6-4, 300 pounds.
Both players are considered good athletes for their positions, though there are questions as to whether or not they have enough power to hold up at the next level. Neither player was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but could land with an NFL team on Day 3 of the draft or as undrafted free agents.
The Patriots have had plenty of success investing in late-round and undrafted offensive linemen in the past. David Andrews started in New England's first nine games -- all wins -- last season after joining the team as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia. Offensive linemen Ryan Wendell and Stephen Neal were also undrafted by the Patriots, signed as undrafted free agents, and went on to serve as starters for Super Bowl-winning teams.
The Patriots have already added to their offensive line this offseason when they traded defensive end Chandler Jones to the Cardinals and received a second-round draft pick and guard Jonathan Cooper in return.