According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net and Walter Football, the Patriots recently held a private workout with Ole Miss' speedy wide receiver Cody Core.
In Core's first two seasons with the Rebels, he recorded a measly five receptions for 95 yards, but contributed via special teams and even as a defensive back. However, in his final two years, Core snagged 78 receptions for 1,202 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Core ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine and recorded a 6.75-second three-cone drill, a 4.4 short shuttle, a 37.5-inch vertical and 116-inch broad jump at the Rebels' Pro Day.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound target is the big receiver out wide that the Patriots have been looking for, and would be extremely monetarily beneficial to New England as a rookie. With the additions of Nate Washington and Chris Hogan, Core would be a depth and potential project piece for Belichick to toy with.
Considered a third-to-fifth round pick, Core is expected to have met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders when it is all said and done come April.