Bill Belichick among two head coaches, eight GMs at Alabama pro day originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com
Belichick is in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday to watch Alabama's pro day.
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) March 19, 2019
He's not alone, either, as one other NFL head coach -- new Cincinnati Bengals hire Zac Taylor -- and eight high-profile general managers also are in attendance, according to NFL Network producer Andrew Groover.
Alabama Pro Day is the place to be today:
Patriots HC Bill Belichick
Bengals HC Zac Taylor
Raiders GM Mike Mayock
49ers GM John Lynch
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert
Lions GM Bob Quinn
Titans GM Jon Robinson
Bills GM Brandon Beane
Saints GM Mickey Loomis
Panthers GM Marty Hurney
— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 19, 2019
The trip to Tuscaloosa essentially is an annual pilgrimage for Belichick, who has a close relationship with Alabama head coach Nick Saban and has drafted four Crimson Tide players -- most notably linebacker Dont'a Hightower -- during his two-decade tenure in New England.
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So, who will Belichick have his eye on Tuesday? As NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry notes, tight end Irv Smith, linebacker Mack Wilson and safety Deionte Thompson all are potential options for the Patriots, who own the No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft as well as two second-rounders and three third-rounders.
Belichick making the pro-day rounds. Alabama a regular stop for him. TE Irv Smith among those who could interest the Patriots. LB Mack Wilson and S Deionte Thompson others in range for the Patriots. https://t.co/1gXzApG2Xt
— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) March 19, 2019
The Crimson Tide have plenty more NFL prospects, as defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and offensive lineman Jonah Williams both could go in the top 10 or 15 picks.
Expect Belichick to keep tabs on all of these players as he makes the rounds on the pro day circuit ahead of April's draft.
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