Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman benched 27 reps at the NFL Scouting Combine. (

Miami’s Denzel Perryman benched 27 reps at the NFL Scouting Combine. (

Linebacker remains a position to watch for.

The New England Patriots held a workout with Miami’s Denzel Perryman this week, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The 5-foot-11, 236-pound inside linebacker appeared in 34 career games for the Hurricanes, accumulating 243 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, along with eight pass deflections and six forced fumbles.

Perryman ran a 4.78-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He also leaped for a 32-inch vertical and a 115-inch broad jump, in addition to benching 27 reps of 225 pounds during his trip to Indianapolis.

A 2015 Senior Bowl participant, third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC, Perryman is projected as a second-day pick in the 2015 draft later this month.

New England has also taken interest in the likes of Texas Christian’s Paul Dawson and Kansas’ Ben Heeney in recent weeks. And with incumbent linebackers Jerod Mayo and Dont’a Hightower working back from patellar and labrum injuries, respectively, the team also had former Dallas Cowboys unrestricted free agent Rolando McClain in for a visit last week.