Rodney Adams is flying under draft radars right now, but that doesn't mean every team is ignoring him. Several teams are set to meet with or work out the University of South Florida Bulls wide receiver. One of those teams has already made plenty of noise during the offseason with their moves at the wide receiver position: the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Sleeper draft prospect

Adams first made his presence as a draft prospect known during the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran a blazing fast time in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.44 seconds. He's coming off a season where he had 67 receptions for 822 yards and five touchdowns.

His speed makes him a prized prospect, even though projections don't have him being selected until the fifth round at the earliest. That's why teams such as the Patriots think they can get a steal.

New England isn't alone in their pursuit, though. He had a private workout with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Adams is also scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Francisco 49ers in the coming weeks, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Patriots making moves at wide receiver

Wide receiver has become quite the interesting positional group for the Patriots this offseason. One of the biggest moves in the NFL was the team's acquisition of Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints.

The trade made sure that quarterback Tom Brady would continue to have a loaded deck of targets to work with if anybody departed in the wake of the Super Bowl victory for more riches, which didn't really end up happening.

How Adams fits in with New England is not immediately clear. The receiving corps is loaded with Cooks and Julian Edelman taking on the starting roles, not to mention Rob Gronkowski at tight end.

The team also has a couple young studs in the pipeline at the position. Still, an NFL team can never have too many receiving options, especially when they have the capability of stretching the field with the most important physical tool: speed.

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