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New England Patriots links 4/26/21 - Pats’ trade rumors resurface in last-gasp, pre-draft hype

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San Francisco 49ers v New England Patriots
Jimmy G trade back on the rumor table
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  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) “Significant group” of Patriots showed up for first week of offseason program.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick gets the key to Annapolis.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Shad Khan talks about Trevor Lawrence (without confirming the pick, of course); Plus: Jim Nagy on the class of 2021, team needs and possible targets for all 32 teams and much more.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Mock Draft: Mysteries, trades and guesswork as first round nears.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Executive gives take on how top 10 will unfold and is convinced this QB is headed to 49ers.
  • Anthony Treash (PFF) Ranking all 32 NFL rosters ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. Patriots: 20th. /Puh-leeze.
  • Mark Maske (Washington Post) The NFL draft is sort of back to normal this year, but oddities, challenges remain.
  • Jeffri Chadiha ( Talent or team fit? In a draft loaded with top QBs, the answer to that question could determine the fates of several teams over the next decade.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL Draft: Teams most likely to trade up or down in first round. Patriots in the “Most likely to move up or down” category. /No lies detected.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) 2021 NFL mock draft 6.0. Patriots pick Ohio State QB Justin Fields at No. 10.
  • Chris Trapasso, Ryan Wilson, Josh Edwards (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL draft superlatives: Prospects most likely to live up to the hype, over-deliver and more.
  • Brian Costello (NY Post) Five-year NFL Draft analysis: Ravens, Chiefs, Saints continue to nail it. Patriots 25th.
  • Jeff Legwold (ESPN) 2021 NFL draft: The top 100 prospects ranked.
  • Eric Edholm (Yahoo! Sports) 2021 NFL draft: Penn State’s Micah Parsons is inexperienced but carries elite potential.
  • Ryan Dunleavy (NY Post) The top 10 defensive linemen heading into 2021 NFL Draft.
  • Jeff Legwold (ESPN) Seven prospects who climbed the board over the past year.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) NFL Draft blunders: JaMarcus Russell over Calvin Johnson one of nine biggest misses in recent history.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Orlando Brown Jr. trade winners, losers: Who made out best in Ravens-Chiefs swap?
  • Sean Keeley (Awful Announcing) Roger Goodell will be allowed to awkwardly hug players at the 2021 NFL Draft.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Expanded jersey rules could reignite retired number debate.
  • Report (AP) NFL modifies COVID-19 protocols for vaccinated people
  • Jack Baer (Yahoo! Sports) Report: ESPN to keep ‘Monday Night Football’ booth of Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick.