Cornerback Marcus McCauley was one of the cornerbacks to meet with the media this morning, and he noted the connection between Fresno State and the Patriots.
"I'm definitely aware of it," said McCauley, who is one of the bigger corners in the draft at 6-feet, 203 pounds. "I talk to James Sanders and Logan Mankins and they say it's very similar there. Our coach [Pat Hill] runs the program like an NFL team."
McCauley said Sanders was present at a Fresno State game in 2006, at a time when McCauley had been struggling. He said Sanders gave him motivation to turn things around.
McCauley said he had plans to sit down for an interview with the Patriots today.