NFL Draft Update: New England Patriots Schedule Private Workouts with Marquess Wilson and Jeff Tuel


Sept. 29, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) attempts to make a catch against Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots have put into play an interesting development for former Washington State quarterback (sounds weird to say that) Jeff Tuel. Both teams were presumably in attendance at Tuel’s Pro Day a few days ago, when he posted some impressive numbers (including a super official 40 time of 4.60 seconds which would have been good for 2nd best QB time in the NFL combine behind Geno Smith’s 4.59 and just above E.J. Manuals 4.65) and threw the ball extremely well.

According to Gill Brandt of, Marquess Wilson and Jeff Tuel will have private workouts with the New England Patriots on March 22nd and then Tuel will meet with the Bills April 8th and 9th. This doesn’t come as a surprise due to the fact that NFL teams workout tons of players but this is intriguing because while Wilson will drop in the draft due to his awful exit at Washington State, that may allow the Patriots to draft him. That is, If the Patriots are really that interested in him. Both the Bills and Pats are looking for some backup help at QB.

This is being reported by Gill Brandt of

Expect some more news about private workouts to heat up with the draft getting closer and free agency starting today.

Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) warms up before a game against the Washington Huskies at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Tuel: is a guy who will be a 7th round pick or go un-drafted but is drawing some interest from NFL teams, he’s definitely someone I’d keep my eye out for. His official 40 time was clocked at 4.6 and was very impressive throwing the football at his pro day. Some NFL Scouts told Tuel that he really only needed to see him make one throw.