The search and information-gathering process for the next wave of talent entering the NFL is ever-evolving, and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick continues to immerse himself in that part of team-building.
The latest evidence of this comes via Jason Caldwell, now in his 15th year covering Auburn University. Caldwell, via Twitter, shared the following picture:
Patriots coach Bill Belichick here for Auburn Pro Day pic.twitter.com/iCOtPgAL72— Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) March 3, 2015
That, of course, is Bill Belichick and vice president of player personnel Nick Caserio, both of whom are in attendance at Auburn's pro day on Tuesday.
This isn't surprising. Belichick annually makes the transition from head coach to scout at this time of year. Stories of him working out prospects individually are plentiful, with a personal favorite coming when he once put a quarterback through drills and threw his sandals at him in an attempt to simulate a pass-rush and have the prospect move his feet. Oh, the prospect was also getting married the next day, so some of his wedding party stood in to catch passes from him.
Belichick will turn 63 next month and some ask the question how much longer he plans to coach and subject himself to the year-round grind.
With his presence at Auburn's pro day the latest example, he still shows no signs of slowing down.