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New England Patriots links 5/04/21 - Post-draft to-do list: Fill in open roster spots, pad depth chart

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New York Jets Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Do the Packers believe Jordan Love is ready? Plus, players, types of players hurt in this draft, the Patriots’ process, the Chiefs’ new line and how teams are talking to their veteran QBs.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Biggest offseason questions, team needs, rookie battles for all 32 teams. Did the Patriots do enough at wide receiver?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) 21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The eight biggest questions coming out of the 2021 NFL draft. 4. Will the Patriots Start Mac Jones or Cam Newton?
  • Mike Tanier (Football Outsiders) 2021 draft pick-by-pick analysis: First round picks: 1-10, 11-20, 21-32; Second round, Third round.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from the 2021 NFL draft. 15. Alabama’s Jones and DT Christian Barmore are the 11th and 12th players New England’s Bill Belichick has snatched from Nick Saban-coached teams. Going back to 1967, no other coaches have established a similar pipeline.
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) NFL draft’s biggest steals: Patriots, Jets add top value with hauls in 2021 class.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams. Patriots: B+: The Patriots, despite the perception, haven’t been a great drafting team lately. That changed here. Jones and second-round defensive tackle Christian Barmore will really help this team, Barmore right away and Jones down the line. Third-round edge player Ronnie Perkins is an impressive player. Bill Belichick has had a good offseason.
  • Pete Thamel (Yahoo! Sports) NFL draft all-underrated team. S Joshuah Bledsoe (6th-round) makes the team.
  • Dan Hanzus ( Post-draft NFL Power Rankings. Patriots 18th (+2)
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA to hold video conference with all new rookies today [Monday].
  • Report ( Amazon Prime Video to be exclusive ‘TNF’ home starting in 2022.