Friday's New England Patriots Links 5/11

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May 11, 2012 at 09:49am 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

Here are this morning's top stories:

What to Expect From Rookie Minicamp - Field Yates
Yates has a preview of what to expect with the start of minicamp set to begin today.

Patriots Sign 7 Undrafted free agents - Field Yates
Yates has a report on 7 undrafted free agents who were announced by the team yesterday.

Brady's big connection off the field - Field Yates
Yates looks at Brady's contribution of promoting an organ donor website, and how it's helped the lives of quite a few people thanks to his efforts.

What deals Jones, Hightower can expect - Field Yates
Yates looks at what New England's two first round draft picks can expect in terms of their rookie contracts.

Snapshot look at coaching staff - Mike Rodak
Rodak takes an overall look at the coaching staff following yesterday's news that Matt Patricia will officially be New England's defensive coordinator.

Analysis: Coaching staff changes - Mike Rodak
Rodak breaks down the coaching staff changes, including Patricia's role along with the rise of Brian Flores.

Patricia named DC; Steve Belichick hired - Mike Reiss
Reiss has an article on Patricia officially being named as defensive coordinator, along with the fact another Belichick is joining the coaching staff.

Versatile Gallery happy to join winner - Field Yates
Yates has a good article on Robert Gallery, who is looking forward to being part of a winning organization.


Two-Tight End Set is Latest Copy-Cat Trend - John Clayton
Clayton has an interesting look at the Patriots duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez and the effect they've had on the rest of the league.


NOTEBOOK: Team coordinates Matt Patricia Title - Karen Guregian
Guregian files her notebook this morning, which leads off with the Patricia announcement among other topics.

Rugby Star Nate Ebner Will Turn Heads - Karen Guregian
With rookie minicamps set to begin, Guregian expects Ebner to grab some attention.

Rookies under the microscope - Karen Guregian
Guregian takes an in-depth look at each of the rookies as we get set for the start of minicamp.

Big Gallery Set to Open - Tom Layman
Layman looks at Robert Gallery, who is looking forward to getting to work.


Arkanas Coach: Versatility and Maturity Make Jake Bequette a Unique Find for the Patriots - Christopher Price
Price caught up with Bequette's former coach, and has some great insight on the Patriots rookie.

A Closer Look at the Patriots Rookies who were signed Thurrsday - Christopher Price
Price has a great look at the seven rookies who were added to the roster on Thursday.


Matt Patricia promoted by Patriots - Shalise Manza Young/Greg Bedard
Young and Bedard file their notebook this morning, which leads off with the Patricia promotion and looks at how the rest of the coaching staff shapes up.


Patriots Mailbag: Stevan Ridley Looks Ready to Carry Load, Kevin Faulk Could Join Coaching Staff - Jeff Howe
Jeff Howe has his mailbag this morning which touches on a variety of interesting topics, along with the fact he feels Stevan Ridley is ready to carry the load for the Patriots.
From the Hart: Vrabel says Ebner is able - Andy Hart
Hart has comments from former Patriot Mike Vrabel, who had some good things to say about rookie Nate Ebner.


PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Belichick fills out his sideline staff - Glen Farley
Farley also files his notebook on the Pats naming Patricia as his defensive coordinator along with the fact he hired his son as an assistant.