Patriots Insiders have already learned about the Patriots level of interest in the FSU product. While Wimbley has seen his stock rise recently, he was already rated as one of the top ends available in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Scout.com has Wimbley ranked as the third-best defensive end available in the draft behind NC State's Manny Lawson (Who the Patriots already checked out), and Mario Williams who is expected to be a top 10 selection.
New England has been scouting defensive ends who are athletic and project to become outside linebackers in the 3-4 defense that the Patriots run. Wimbley has experience as a pass rush specialist with the size asn strength to be able to play linebacker in that system. The team has been spending more time looking at players in this category recently with a number of other lesser known products expected to be avaliable later in tthe draft.
Draft experts predict that Wimbley will likely be selected in the first round, and most likely will not be available when the Patriots pick at 21. The Browns and Chiefs are rumored to be highly interested in Wimbley.
|University of Miami Hurricane Roscoe Parrish #1 jumps to avoid the tackle of Florida State Seminole Kamerion Wimbley #95 at the Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Hurricanes won in overtime 16-10 on September 10, 2004. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)|
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