Patriots work out QB prospect Mason Rudolph

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Per the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots recently put quarterback prospect Mason Rudolph through a private workout. Rudolph, widely regarded as a potential first-rounder, put up gaudy stats last year at Oklahoma State and has impressed scouts with his toughness and deep accuracy.

Rudolph should be on the board when the Pats pick at 23 and 31 overall, and picking him would fill a major need to find Tom Brady's successor. If Bill Belichick doesn't want to invest resources and trade up into the top 12, Rudolph would still be a quality selection and would allow him to plug other holes across the roster.

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