Thursday's New England Patriots Links 5/10

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May 10, 2012 at 08:19am ET

Mock draft: Patriots get defensive
Rob Gronkowski puts out video to talk about his decision-making process
Patriots getting a good read on Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
Filling the Patriots' needs: No. 2 Linebackers
Rob Gronkowski says he'll be back with Patriots

Did a lot of digging this morning, but unfortunately it's a very quiet morning news-wise.  In the meantime here are each of today's links that I was able to come up with:


For Chandler Jones, athletic success is family business - Shalise Manza Young
Young has a great feature this morning on the three Jones brothers, with all three boys in the family having success in the world of sports.


Syracuse Coach Says Best is Yet to Come With Chandler Jones - Christopher Price
Price also has a good article on Jones this morning, and leads off with the fact that if you were a broker, "you might call Chandler Jones" a long term investment for the Patriots.


From the Hart: Jones Doused with Praise - Andy Hart
Hart also has an article on Jones, who says he models his style after Julius Peppers and Aldon Smith.


Kraft a Finalist for Halas Award - Mike Reiss
Reiss writes that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a finalist for the Halas Award, which is an award presented annually by the Pro Football Writers of America that is given to the person they feel has performed with abandon despite personal challenges off the field.

Saints-Like Approach for Pats at RB? - Field Yates
Yates ponders the Patriots backfield and compares the team's approach to the same "dilemma" that the New Orleans Saints had last season.

Gronkowski to appear on 'The Choice' - Field Yates
Yates notes the announcement that Rob Gronkowski will be among the names participating in Fox's new dating show 'The Choice".

Looking closer at Gaffney deal - Mike Reiss
Reiss has a closer look at the two-year contract signed by Patriots wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.

Closer look at Warren's contract - Mike Reiss
Reiss also breaks down Gerard Warren's one-year deal, and gives his analysis on the signing.