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New England Patriots links 4/27/20 - Patriots 2020 draft class: Athletic, versatile, and unknown

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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: How the Bengals, Dolphins and Chargers vetted their new quarterbacks; Leftovers from draft weekend; More.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: 2020 NFL draft, stripped of glitz and replaced by humanity, is a successful diversion amid pandemic; New England, it’s what they didn’t do; More.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT Sunday Mailbag: “Belichick said not drafting a QB wasn’t ‘by design.’ Is that a big flashing light that says [Jarrett] Stidham isn’t the guy?” Not necessarily.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) 2020 NFL draft: Biggest post-draft questions for all 32 teams. Patriots: Is Jarrett Stidham the answer as Tom Brady’s replacement at QB?
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The 2020 NFL draft awards.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) 2020 NFL draft biggest takeaways: Surprises, lingering questions and lots of dogs.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) 2020 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams. Patriots: B.
  • Andy Benoit (SI) NFL Draft 2020 Grades: Analyzing all 32 teams’ picks. Patriots: C+
  • Eric Edholm (Yahoo! Sports) Final 2020 NFL draft grades. Patriots: C+
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL draft grades 2020: Results & analysis for every pick in Rounds 1-3.
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) NFL Draft winners & losers 2020.
  • Ben Pickman (SI) Patriots’ Belichick says not selecting a QB in draft ‘wasn’t by design’.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) The five most revealing strategies of the 2020 NFL draft
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The Packers and Aaron Rodgers seem to be on a collision course for a divorce. /Hm... we were told the problem was Mike McCarthy.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL power rankings: Patriots fall behind after 2020 draft. 19th.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Here’s hoping the 2020 NFL draft serves as a model for the future. Here’s guessing it won’t.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL draft was the most-watched in history, with more than 55 million viewers over three days.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Friday’s broadcast had 8.2 million viewers, most-watched Day 2 of draft ever.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) TV viewership of Day Three of draft increases by 32 percent.
  • The Ringer NFL Show (The Ringer) Who won the draft, biggest steal, best fit; More draft superlatives. (88 min.)