With college pro days winding down over the final three weeks of April, the New England Patriots are holding their own.
The Patriots’ pro day Thursday at Gillette Stadium features 2015 NFL draft prospects from neighboring schools. And thus, the group workout does not count against the organization’s 30 permitted official visits.
Boston College dual-threat quarterback Tyler Murphy was one of the expected names, according to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, but the Florida transfer has since been scratched due to a scheduling conflict.
Murphy finished out his final year of college eligibility by going 131-of-230 passing for 1,623 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound grad student also collected 181 carries for 1,184 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground for the Eagles last season, breaking the ACC single-season quarterback rushing record set by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler in 2001, as well as the Boston College career QB rushing record held by former Patriot Doug Flutie.
The notables on the attendance sheet, as reported by Reiss, include Boston College linemen Andy Gallik and Ian Silberman, South Dakota State safety Melvin Taveras, as well as Harvard center Nicholas Easton and linebacker Zack Hodges.
Boston College’s Gallik attended the NFL Scouting Combine and is projected as a mid-round draft choice at center later this month, while Silberman, a Gators transfer, started 12 contests at right tackle in his lone year with the Eagles.
South Dakota State’s Taveras, who graduated from Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass., intercepted three passes for the Jackrabbits as a senior in 2014.
And Harvard’s Easton was invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, while Hodges led the Crimson defense in 2014 with 10 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, and later participated in February’s combine.