Patriots coach Bill Belichick is scheduled to be one of the featured speakers at the University of Florida coaches clinic this weekend, and he's utilized the trip to also take care of some draft business.
Belichick and Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio put tight end Cornelius Ingram through a private workout on campus today, according to a source.
Ingram (6-4, 245) is projected as a second- or third-round draft choice, according to the Pro Football Weekly Draft Guide, which notes that "he has the potential to emerge as the best pass-catching TE prospect in the draft class with natural athletic ability and ball skills that cannot be taught."
Private workouts are a small part of the overall scouting process, although when Belichick devotes his valuable time to put a prospect through a workout, it is especially notable.
The Patriots have Chris Baker, Benjamin Watson and David Thomas atop their tight end depth chart. Watson and Thomas enter the final year of their contracts and if the Patriots select a tight end in the draft, it would likely be with 2010 in mind.