The Patriots hosted University of Florida receiver Chad Jackson on a pre-draft visit late last week. On Tuesday, the team had Florida defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey in for a visit at Gillette Stadium.
“Both players are flattered by the visits and the interest the Patriots have shown,” said agent David Canter, who represents Jackson and Mincey.
The 6-foot, 213-pound Jackson is known for his speed. He is a projected first-round choice among a receiver crop that several scouts feel is not deep.
Mincey (6-3, 259) is projected as a mid-round pick.
As has been his routine in recent years, Patriots coach Bill Belichick recently took a scouting trip to the state of Florida, and one of his stops was to the University of Florida. The visits with Jackson and Mincey at Gillette Stadium were follow-ups.