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The Patriots haven't been shy about showing their affinity for drafting Florida State products in the past. In 2014, they took center Bryan Stork in the fourth round, and last year they grabbed guard Tre' Jackson in the fourth round. Will they take another Seminole this year?

That remains to be seen, but the Patriots were one of 30 teams present for Florida State's pro day in Tallahassee on Tuesday, per NFL Media's Albert Breer.

The biggest draw of the day was cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who lit up the NFL Scouting Combine with an impressive performance and seemed to only build on the momentum he gained last month. The Titans may choose to go with Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, but there are some draft experts who believe Ramsey is the most talented player in the draft. 

Ramsey ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash and also posted a 41.5 vertical inch in Indianapolis last month. At his pro day workout, he chose to focus on positional drills where he showed clean footwork, fluid hips and good ball skills at both corner and safety.

At 6-foot-1, 209 pounds with 33-inch arms, he has good length and appears to have all the traits to be a highly-effective NFL corner and a surefire top-end first-round pick. 

Since Ramsey will be long gone by the time the Patriots are on the clock, here are a few more draft-eligible Florida State players that the Patriots could be interested in. Though New England has tapped into the Seminoles offensive line in recent years, they doesn't have an offensive lineman who projects as a draftable player this year. 

 

Roberto Aguayo, K: A three-time All-American, Aguayo will almost certainly be the first kicker selected in this year's draft. He's the first kicker to declare early for the draft since fellow 'Nole kicker Sebastian Janikowski. With Stephen Gostkowski locked up through 2018, the Patriots very likely won't be interested, but plenty of other teams could be. One of them may jump at the chance to take him on Day 2. 

Terrance Smith, LB: At 6-3, 235 pounds, Smith looks the part of an NFL athlete. He played both on the inside and the outside for the Seminoles, and he was named a second-team All-ACC player in 2014. He missed four games last season due to an ankle injury. 

Nile Lawrence-Staple, DT: The Patriots have been looking for help on the interior of their defensive line this offseason, and if they're open to spending a Day 3 pick on one, Lawrence-Staple could be an option. At 6-1, 320 pounds, he projects as a traditional space-eating nose tackle in the NFL. 

Reggie Northrup, LB: With the strength to play on first and second downs, Northrup may have trouble transitioning as a passing-down player as a pro. For a team interested in a run-stuffing inside linebacker, the 6-1, 231-pounder may be worth a Day 3 selection.