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New England Patriots links 4/23/20 - 2020 NFL Draft: In Belichick we trust - when we can’t see the plan

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NFL: APR 25 2019 NFL Draft Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images




  • Press Release (NFL Communications) A viewers’ guide to the 2020 NFL draft.
  • Justin Sayles (The Ringer) How will Bill Belichick handle the Patriots’ most important draft in decades?
  • Greg Bishop (SI) Old bunk beds, troublesome kitchen cabinets and squawking parrots: On the front line of the virtual draft.
  • Shanna McCarriston (CBS Sports) Analyzing the war rooms of GMs and head coaches ahead of virtual draft
  • Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) Tua Tagovailoa’s medical status with Dolphins plus Thuney trade, Rosen status, more notes.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The next wave of franchise QBs faces an uncertain future.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: Overrated and underrated draft prospects; Rob Gronkowski in Tampa.
  • Ben Linsey (Pro Football Focus) 2020 NFL Draft: Teams that could benefit the most by trading back in the first round. Patriots included.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Cole Kmet favored to be first tight end drafted, but unlikely in first round
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) A Rob Gronkowski-Tom Brady reunion is fun, but are we overrating what they can do for the Bucs?
  • Mike Jones (USA Today) Rob Gronkowski brings even more star power to Buccaneers, but will he be a dominant NFL player after year off?
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) Rob Gronkowski says he talked with Tom Brady in February about NFL return before joining Buccaneers
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rob Gronkowski: New England not easiest place to play, but it gets “you right”.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rob Gronkowski still wears reminder of quad contusion from Super Bowl.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) On changing teams, Brett Favre told Tom Brady to “go for it”.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) NFL mock draft 2020: Patriots swing big trade for QB in first round.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT’s one, and only, 2020 mock draft. Pats pick USC OL Austin Jackson at 23.
  • Kevin Hanson (SI) 2020 NFL mock draft 18.0: One final mock. Projected trade: The Ravens send the 28th and 92nd picks to the Patriots in exchange for the 23rd pick.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) First and final 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots trade up for Tua Tagovailoa
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Final 2020 NFL mock draft. Pats pick Iowa Edge A.J. Epenesa at 23.
  • Peter Schrager ( 2020 NFL mock draft. Pats trade down five places, draft Georgia RB D’Andre Swift at 28.
  • Charley Casserly ( 2020 NFL mock draft 3.0. Pats pick S Xavier McKinney at 23.