Stephen Neal's story is rare, a top collegiate wrestler transitioning to pro football with the Patriots.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the Patriots are now eyeing someone with a similar background -- Kent State's Jermail Porter.
Writes Jonas Fortune:
"The deal is not official yet, as Porter is waiting for the contract to be mailed to him. He is already scheduled to participate in the Patriot's rookie camp Thursday through Sunday.
The Patriots could not be a better fit for Porter, who said he has always been interested in playing football, but never played for an organized team; college, high school, or otherwise.