Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon during the second half against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cougars 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Deone Bucannon Visiting Patriots and Vikings This Week, Jets and Others Next

Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The fight for Deone Bucannon is alive and well in the NFL Draft world. Teams are asking for pre-draft visits, and the list keeps growing.

He recently visited with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. According to a league source, Bucannon is now visiting the New England Patriots, and is set to visit the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets, and the New York Giants are all in the plans for Bucannon later this month.

The former WSU safety is projected to be a second to third round draft pick, according to various mock-drafts online. He has a 4.49 second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times. He had a 10-6 broad jump and a 36.5 inch vertical leap. He is ranked 82 overall on NFLDraftScout.com.

Bucannon is the ideal size for his position, who has determination and reads well on the field. His younger brother, David Bucannon, is a sophomore safety for the Cougs. It will be interesting to see how he develops in the position over the next three years.

I personally could see Bucannon playing for the Baltimore Ravens, but nothing is certain until the draft begins on May 8th. Where do you think Bucannon will end up? Comment your thoughts here at ACU below!

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