Thursday's New England Patriots Links 2/13 - Patriots Should Pick Talib Over Edelman

Ian Logue
February 13, 2014 at 09:21am ET

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New Patriots DL Danny Shelton preps to hit the hill
Patriots center David Andrews excited with his new Georgia Bulldog teammates









Here are this morning's top stories:

ESPN BOSTON:

Gauging perception on Aqib Talib - Mike Reiss - Reiss has his thoughts on a recent ranking on Talib, and the perception nationally on the free agent cornerback.

Draft & free agency: Defensive tackle - Mike Reiss - Reiss looks at the defensive tackle position, and ponders some potential targets both in the draft and free agency.

Draft & free agency: Tight end - Mike Reiss - Reiss has a similar entry on the tight end position.

Draft & free agency: Interior O-line - Mike Reiss - In this entry Reiss continues his breakdown, and looks at some options there as well.

WEEI:

Aaron Dobson: 'I've just got to get better' - Christopher Price - Price has some comments from an interview Dobson did with the Charleston Daily Mail, with Dobson admitting he's excited to get back and start working.

NESN:

Report: Michael Lombardi Expected To Join Patriots' Front Office - Doug Kyed - Kyed has notes on Lombardi potentially landing in New England.

Jace Amaro Is Patriots' Pick In Nearly Every Expert's 2014 NFL Mock Draft - Doug Kyed - Kyed takes a look at some mock drafts and notes that the tight end is the favorite of most experts to be drafted by New England.

Patriots Have 10th-Toughest Strength Of Schedule For 2014 Season - Doug Kyed - Kyed looks at New England's opponents for next year, and notes the ranking based on their opponents overall winning percentages.

CSNNE:

Would the Pats ever trade Brady? - In this entry they recap a discussion on whether or not the Patriots would ever want to trade their quarterback.

Patriots positional review: Tight end roundup - Tom Curran - Curran spotlights the tight end position in this entry, and has some interesting analysis on each player.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots rookie review: P Ryan Allen - Nick Underhill - Underhill has a good entry looking back at Allen's rookie season for the Patriots.

If forced to choose, the New England Patriots should pick Aqib Talib over Julian Edelman - Nick Underhill - Underhill looks at the free agent situation facing the Patriots and feels that if it comes down to it, keeping Talib is the bigger priority.

PATRIOTS.COM:

From the Hart: Prioritizing the Patriots free agents - Andy Hart - Hart has a good breakdown this morning looking at New England's free agents and gives his thoughts on the importance of each one.

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