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Deone Bucannon to visit with the New England Patriots

As the NFL draft drifts closer and closer, Deone Bucannon attempts to better his positioning and takes a visit with New England and the Patriots.

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The NFL draft is now less than a month away, which means time is running out for Deone Bucannon to impress his suitors and better his draft positioning.

According to reports from NESN and ESPN, former WSU safety Deone Bucannon is set to go to New England on a pre-draft visit. ESPN says that New England may take a look at Bucannon in an effort to add depth to the DB position.

The Patriots may well consider adding safety depth during the draft, as they are thin in terms of experience beyond Devin McCourty.

Second-year player Duron Harmon temporarily can be penciled in as a projected starter, with Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner, Kanorris Davis and the recently re-signed Patrick Chung also on the depth chart.

Looking at mock drafts from around the internet, the consensus seems to be that Bucannon is a 2nd round pick, type player. Rob Rang from CBS Sports ranks him as one of the top 64 players in the draft, Mike Mayock of NFL Network puts him as the 4th best safety available and Yahoo Sports puts him as the 82nd best prospect in the draft and the 2nd best strong safety overall.

Deone Bucannon, and the rest of the NFL hopefulls, will find out their fates at the NFL draft May 8-10.

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