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Patriots Draft: Q&A Virginia's Connor Hughes

Virginia's PK Connor Hughes

Connor Hughes appreciates what it means to have an opportunity to try out for the Patriots. His coach is one reason why. "Coach Groh has always tried to model the program here after New England and that work ethic," Hughes told Patriots Insider. Get inside to see what else the Virginia kicker thought of his meeting with Patriots special teams coach Brad Seely this week.

Patriots Insider: You met with Patriots special teams coach Brad Seely on Tuesday, what did he tell you about competing for a job on the team?Connor Hughes: Seely is a great guy. He had a lot of insight into areas where I can improve and also areas I can excel and where I could fit in. There is major concern with Adam Vinatieri leaving. He's the best clutch kicker hands down - the city loves him...

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