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New England Patriots links 4/13/20 - Making the leap: Chase Winovich primed for more in Year 2

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Bill Belichick could look to fill Patriots’ kicking void ... with Adam Vinatieri’s nephew Chase; Stidham’s commitment to his craft; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news; AFC East notes: Winovich poised for big jump in Year 2; First round possibilities for the Pats; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Tom Brady leaving Patriots could change way team views wide receivers in NFL Draft; Players getting creative to stay in shape; More.
  • Jerry Thornton is not happy with John Henry’s failing Boston Globe running a hit piece about the 1.7 million masks the Patriots brought back from China,
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) 3 reasons the Patriots could win Super Bowl LV. 1. Developing a strong running game.
  • Tom E. Curran highlights former exec Scott Pioli on how the Patriots will be fully prepared for this unprecedented stay-at-home draft, while the technological hurdles have some teams complaining.
  • Ryan Hannable helps us get to know new Patriots safety Adrian Phillips.
  • Andrew Callahan wonders why the Patriots can’t draft Pro Bowlers anymore. “In fairness, Pro Bowl recognition is a highly imperfect measurement of draft success.” “Pro Bowl selection also depends partly on fan and player votes, rendering it a watered-down popularity contest”.
  • Doug Kyed profiles prototypical Patriots in this year’s draft: Guards and Centers. The Patriots are willing to sacrifice some size for agility while looking for interior offensive linemen.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Report: Michigan guard Michael Onwenu met with Patriots.
  • Mike Masala (PatriotsWire) One tight end for the Patriots in each round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
  • Nick O’Malley says QB Jarrett Stidham is drawing respect for his year-round commitment amid coronavirus restrictions.
  • Doug Kyed takes a closer look at this year’s quarterback class and how each player could fit with the Patriots. First up, Iowa QB Nate Stanley.
  • Adam London relays Peter King projecting what it would cost the Patriots to move up to draft QB Justin Hebert.
  • Nick O’Malley profiles SMU WR James Proche who seems like a great fit for New England.
  • Tom Keegan profiles Baylor WR Denzel Mims, a tantalizing prospect for Patriots at No. 23
  • Ricky Doyle thumbnails seven sleeper prospects in this year’s draft we shouldn’t overlook.
  • Scott Edwards Jr. concludes his countdown of the top 20 Tom Brady moments. No. 1: Leads Patriots to largest comeback in Super Bowl history vs. Falcons.
  • Zack Cox continues his countdown of Bill Belichick’s best (and worst) drafts. No. 10: 2015.
  • Jacob Camenker gives us Bill Belichick’s best NFL Draft picks by round with Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian picks out the 10 best value picks during Bill Belichick’s run
  • Phil Perry’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Patriots stock up on offensive, defensive leaders with first two picks.
  • Nick O’Malley’s Patriots 7-round mock draft: How the 2020 NFL Draft could go with all very ‘Belichick-ian’ picks

NATIONAL NEWS

EXTRACURRICULAR

  • Ken Davidoff (NY Post) Robert Kraft would be perfect owner to lead Mets into new era. /Meanwhile, the hometown Boston Globe disparages Kraft’s relief efforts as either worthless or harmful [article below]:
  • Dugan Arnett (Boston Globe) Medical workers share concerns about masks delivered by Patriots plane.
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) Tom Brady joining star-studded charity poker tournament including Matt Damon, Adam Sandler.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Aaron Rodgers reflects upon Tom Brady’s move to the NFC
  • Chris Mason notes Tom Brady leaving New England Patriots cost Al Michaels an $86,000 bet.