Patriots Rumors: Jordan Phillips, Grady Jarrett Draft Options For New England At #32

The New England Patriots are reportedly looking at defense first when it comes to the 32nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and nose tackle appears to be the position they're spending the most time surveying when it comes to setting up a draft board.

Here's Doug Kyed of with the report:

A lot can change in the next month, but sources indicate that the Patriots are spending a lot of time looking at nose tackles during pro day scouting. Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips and Clemson’s Grady Jarrett are two names that have been mentioned. The Patriots also met with Washington’s Danny Shelton and Texas’ Malcom Brown at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Florida State’s Eddie Goldman and Iowa’s Carl Davis could be in play at No. 32 overall, too.

The Patriots did just spend a first round pick on Dominique Easley in 2014, but he's a three-technique defensive tackle. New England is in need of a one-technique nose tackle like Jordan Phillips and/or Grady Jarrett after Vince Wilfork left via free agency.

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