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Patriots reportedly hosting OT prospect on top-30 visit Friday

The New England Patriots are reportedly hosting Notre Dame offensive tackle Blake Fisher on a top-30 visit on Friday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Fisher could fill a glaring need for the Patriots along an offensive front that looked like one of the worst in the league down the stretch last season. Granted, the group was hampered with a slew of injuries, but the lack of quality depth and youth came back to bite them in the end.

The Patriots are hosting Fisher, along with North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, who could be within reach with the team owning the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.

Former Patriots quarterback Mac Jones’ struggles were well-documented, but a big reason for his problems under center was the lack of consistency in pass protection. If New England does decide to take another quarterback in the first round, they must do a better job of keeping a cleaner pocket.

Going after a talented offensive tackle like Fisher, who is projected as a Day 2 target, would be a major step towards doing so.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire