The New England Patriots need help at multiple defensive line positions, and Bill Belichick values versatility.
So, it makes sense the Patriots would schedule a visit with Texas A&M defensive tackle Kingsley Keke, as the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.
Texas A&M defensive tackle Kingsley Keke visits Texans, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, according to league sources. Has private workouts with the Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. #NFLDraftNews #Texans #Patriots— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 4, 2019
Keke, listed at 6-foot-3, 288 pounds, played both tackle and end on the Aggies' defensive line in 2018, finishing second on the team with six sacks and 10 tackles for loss to earn the team's "Mr. Versatile" award for that season.
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Keke posted decent numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.95-second 40-yard dash (ninth among defensive lineman) and a 7.55-second three-cone drill (11th). The 22-year-old is a bit of a "tweener," though, and likely will be a mid-round pick.
Still, the Patriots have utilized similar players before and need depth at both defensive tackle and end after the offseason departures of Malcom Brown, Trey Flowers and Adrian Clayborn.
Keke will be the second Texas A&M product to meet with New England, as the club reportedly will meet with Aggies tight end Jace Sternberger this Sunday.
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