By: Ian Logue
Here are this morning’s top stories:
Patriots mock draft 4.0: Eric Ebron would be a best case scenario for Patriots – Erik Frenz – Frenz has a mock draft, which includes a tight end with his first selection.
Patriots have work to do at NFL owners meetings – Ben Volin – Volin looks at many of the topics on the agenda this week, and also wonders what Robert Kraft will say regarding the Vince Wilfork situation.
Bill Belichick gets a little tourney time – Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein – This is a quick entry with a photo of Bill Belichick spotted in Orlando rooting for the Gators on Saturday, while Jerod Mayo, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Ninkovich, and Matthew Slater were spotted at the Strega Waterfront over the weekend.
DeSean Jackson may be fit for Jets – Karen Guregian – Despite the interest the Patriots were said to have shown in the Eagles wide receiver, the Jets reportedly also may have an interest in him.
Borges: Change the subject of meetings – Ron Borges – Borges looks at some of the changes proposed during the upcoming owners meetingand wonders whether or not defensive linemen will finally get a little protection.
Spenders or contenders? Reviewing upgrades of Pats, AFC foes – Karen Guregian – Guregian looks at what the Patriots have done so far and ponders some of the additional holes left to fill.
Extra draft pick coming to Patriots? – Mike Reiss – Reiss notes that with the upcoming owners meetings this week the Patriots are likely to receive an extra compensatory draft pick, which he points out shouldn’t go unnoticed because Tom Brady’s 199th selection in the 2000 draft was a compensatory pick.
Patriots and ownership committees – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at the Patriots involvement at the committees the Patriots are a part of in the NFL.
NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Auburn RB Tre Mason – Arjuna Ramgopal – Ramgopal looks at the Auburn running back and how he might fit in here in New England.
New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: It wouldn’t be easy, but Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would make a Day 1 impact – Christopher Jason – Jason focuses on Clinton-Dix and how he might give the Patriots an impact safety.
Curran: Pats ‘shortsighted’ if Blount walks without challenge – Tom Curran talks to Michael Felger and he feels that it’s a bad move for the Patriots not to make an effort to keep Blount in New England.
Kraft, Belichick expected to speak at owners’ meetings – Tom Curran – Curran is in Orlando this week and discusses the upcoming owners metting and ponders what Kraft will say regarding Wilfork, as well as an upcoming breakfast with Bill Belichick.
In Orlando, NFL Annual Meeting commences; Patriots are major factor – Erik Scalavino – Scalavino looks at the start of the owners meetings, which will see a variety of different topics discussed this week.
2014 NFL Draft Close-Up: Northern Illinois Safety Jimmie Ward – Oliver Thomas – Thomas takes a look at the Illinois safety and how he might fit in here in New England.
John Mara doubts any changes are coming to the extra point – Michael David Smith – Smith writes that fans shouldn’t get their hopes up about the extra point becoming much more than a bathroom break anytime soon.