Patriots Draft: Beason Talks About Visits

Between flights while on his way to San Diego on Thursday, Miami LB Jon Beason provided's Ed Thompson with a summary of his first two NFL pre-draft visits to Cincinnati and New England. Listen in as he talks about his visits, the teams' levels of interest, his impressions and much more.

Check back Monday night for Jon's audio recap of his visits with the Chargers and the Lions that he completed on Friday and Saturday!

In arguably one of the best inside looks at how an official pre-draft player visit goes in New England, University of Miami linebacker Jon Beason tells's Ed Thompson about his recent trip to Foxborough. New England Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Peese, linebacker's coach Mike Patricia and some of the other player personnel behind the scenes at Gillette Stadium spent time with this top NFL Draft prospect. The Patriots staff wanted to take a more comprehensive look at a player who may be on the roster for years to come.

Beason, ranked as one of the top prospects in the NFL Draft, would fill a major area of need for the Patriots. With Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel on the back end of their distinguished careers, an influx of talent provided by a player like Beason would provide security at the position this year. He will have an opportunity to learn from some of the best players at the position hastening his development into the type of impact player many envision him becoming.

Beason talked about his grueling pre-draft visit schedule, the difference from New England visit to the one he had in Cincinnati, and some of the testing the Patriots put him through.

Enjoy this exclusive look behind the scenes of the Patriots draft preparations.

Name:  Jon Beason   College:  Miami
Height: 6'0   (6002)  Weight:  237
Position:  LB

"Both of them (Cincinnati and New England) are looking for that guy that can be a three-down linebacker who can play the run extremely well, but also cover down in the slot, cover the tight end, cover the back and can do it well."

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