The New England Patriots reportedly carry in Alabama slot receiver Slade Bolden — Mac Jones’ abandoned collegiate teammate — for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday. Bolden furthermore greeted New England ambassadors at the NFL Scouting Combine prematurely this offseason.
The writing on the wall seems to point to the Patriots selecting Bolden with a late-round pick or signing him up as an undrafted free agent.
In addition to being Crimson Tide teammates in 2019-20, Jones and Bolden were roommates and intimate companions. And during a joint press conference, Bolden explained he models his game after abandoned NFL slot receiver Julian Edelman — creating him a great fit for Bill Belichick’s offense.
Bolden furthermore explained he constantly communicated the Patriots’ slot receiver technique with Alabama horrible coordinator Bill O’Brien, who supported Wes Welker to his initial Pro-Bowl season as the New England wide receivers instructor in 2008.
The information of Bolden’s looming visit with the Pats appears almost one day after another one of Jones’ abandoned teammates, John Metchie III, reportedly gave rise to his visit to New England.
Bolden completed the 2021 college football season with 42 festivities for 408 yards and three touchdowns as part of a star-studded Alabama obtaining battalion.