By Bruce Allen, Patriots Daily Staff

Once again, Patriots Daily, in our attempt to bring you as much football as possible, reached out to college prospects around the country to talk to them about their college careers, their workouts, and in many cases, their contact thus far with NFL teams. In all, Chris Warner and Greg Doyle talked to 34 prospects which ranged from possible first round selections (Jerry Hughes, Everson Griffen) to mid-round guys, to guys who may not be drafted at all, but will likely be undrafted free agent signees, and to one guy who doesn’t plan on playing football at all in the future, but has instead made the commitment to serve his country.

Chris alone talked to nearly 30 prospects in the last several weeks, the last one coming just a few days ago. Well done, Chris!

At least seven of the below players have had “significant contact” with the Patriots. We’ll define that further in a post coming tomorrow which lists all the reported “significant contact” between prospects and the Patriots. Those seven players are starred (*) below.

Offensive Players

Auburn RB Ben Tate

Memphis RB Curtis Steele

Southern Illinois RB Deji Karim

Wayne State RB Joique Bell

UMass FB Chris Zardas

Louisville WR Scott Long*

Colorado State WR RaShaun Greer

Clemson WR Jacoby Ford

Citadel WR Andre Roberts*

Central Michigan WR Antonio Brown

Rutgers OL Kevin Haslam

Hillsdale OL Jared Veldheer

Notre Dame OL Sam Young

UConn OL Mike Hicks

Ashland QB Bill Cundiff

Penn State TE Mickey Shuler

Kent State TE Jameson Konz

New Hampshire TE Scott Sicko*

Virginia Tech P Brent Bowden*

Defensive Players

TCU DE Jerry Hughes*

USC DE Everson Griffen

Virginia Tech DE Jason Worilds*

Murray State DE Austen Lane

Northern Iowa DE James Ruffin

Utah DE Koa Misi

East Carolina DL Linval Joseph

Boston College LB Mike McLaughlin

UCLA LB Reggie Carter

Indiana LB Matt Mayberry*

James Madison LB Arthur Moats

Navy LB Ross Pospisil (not pursuing an NFL career)

Vanderbilt CB Myron Lewis

Wisconsin S Chris Maragos

UMass S Jeromy Miles

We’re hoping that a few of these guys hear their names called – by the Patriots – later this week.