Former Whaler Nick Correia Participates In New England Patriots Local Pro Day Ahead Of NFL Draft

David Creed •

Nicky Correia
Nick Correia, a member of Nantucket High School's Class of 2018, hopes to get a chance with an NFL roster after a spectacular college football career.

Nick Correia, a member of Nantucket High School's Class of 2018, took part in the New England Patriots local pro day on Thursday. The New England Football Journal reported Correia being in attendance and it was later confirmed by the University of Rhode Island football team.

Correia is one of 19 players reported to be present. The pro day consists of NFL Draft prospects that have ties to the New England area through college and/or their high school or hometown, and are prospects who are projected to be late-round or undrafted players in the 2024 NFL Draft, which will be held April 25-27.

There will be 257 players drafted this season by NFL franchises. Round 1 will take place on the 25th (8 p.m.); Rounds 2-3 will take place on the 26th (7 p.m.); and Rounds 4-7 will take place on the 27th (12 p.m.).

Standing at 6’6 and weighing 335 pounds, Correia became a staple on a talented and successful URI offensive line - finishing his college career with 48 straight starts for the Rams as their right guard. Correia led an offensive line that accomplished several impressive milestones for the Rams over the course of his five years.

To name a few, this past fall Correia and his fellow linemen helped running back Ja'Den McKenzie break the record for most single season rushing touchdowns in school history (13) and helped URI finish 10th in the country in passing offense with 284.8 passing yards per game. Two notable performances were Aug. 31 against Georgia State when URI accumulated 520 yards of total offense and Nov. 11 when the Rams rushed for a season-best 286 yards against North Carolina A&T.

In 2022 Correia blocked for the third-highest scoring offense in the CAA when the Rams averaged 30.6 points per game. The Rams had four games where they rushed for over 200 yards that season.

Correia earned Phil Steele All-CAA Football Fourth Team in 2023, First Team All-CAA in 2022 as well as Stats Perform All-America Third Team, and in 2021 earned All-CAA Second Team honors.

Back in 2021 we wrote a feature on Nick in 2021 while he was in the midst of his college career that you can read here.

Current Columnist Chris Perry also wrote a column discussing Correia's journey and his fantastic career at URI last April, which you can read here.

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