The Patriots will likely look to find a player to compliment Rob Gronkowski in this year’s draft. (USA TODAY Images)

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Patriots And ESPN Boston Host NFL Draft Preview Party – 2014 Shaping Up to Be an Interesting Year for the Patriots – Steve Balestrieri – Balestrieri was on hand covering Sunday’s event at Gillette Stadium, and here’s a terrific look at what went down during the annual event.

BOSTON HERALD:

Patriots Draft Series: Notre Dame’s Louis Nix could be Vince Wilfork’s eventual replacement – Karen Guregian – Guregian takes a look at the Notre Dame prospect, and feels he could eventually replace the long-time defensive tackle.

ESPN BOSTON:

Beyond the 1st round: Tight end – Mike Reiss – Reiss follows up on the piece he did yesterday, this time looking at tight ends who could be taken in the later rounds.

Picked-up Patriots pieces – Mike Reiss – Reiss files a notes entry with some Patriots related odds and ends in this entry.

Draft, quarterbacks & the Patriots – Mike Reiss – Reiss has an entry looking at how the quarterbacks taken in the first round could affect the Patriots draft.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: UCF RB Storm Johnson has (almost) all the tools to be a feature back – Nick O’Malley – O’Malley looks at Johnson and how he might fit in with the Patriots.

BLEACHER REPORT:

5 Available Free Agents Still Within the New England Patriots’ Reach – James Christensen – Christensen looks at five players he feels could still be ones that could still be attainable at this point in free agency.

CSNNE:

Road to the Draft: Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman – Tom Curran – Curran spotlights the Minnesota defensive tackle in his continued look at potential Patriots prospect.

YAHOO! SPORTS:

Sports gave Boston a way to show its strength after marathon – Dan Wetzel – Not a Patriots article, but still a great read from Wetzel on the marathon bombings last year.

GLOUCESTER TIMES:

Tom Brady hits the beach – Paul Leighton – Big news apparently in Beverly as Brady was in town to shoot an UGGS commercial.  This warrants local news coverage, and Leighton has the story.