Patriots Links 4/28: Pats draft success must start with 2013 class

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April 28, 2014 at 08:25am ET

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2013 Draft Selection LB Jamie Collins came on late last season. (USA TODAY Images)

A very quiet news day on this Monday, but here are some stories worth checking out:


NFL Draft being two weeks later difficult to take - Ben Volin: If you missed his Sunday notes column, Volin has comments from people around the league who aren't happy with the draft change, as well as some other notes in this article.


NFL notes: Pats draft success must start with 2013 class - Karen Guregian: Guregian has a good read of her own from yesterday and believes the success of this year's team centers around the players selected last season.

Locals know all about Hot parties: A quick mention in this article that  Bill Belichick will be on hand at the Waldorf in New York for tonight's "Hot Pink Party".


Beyond the 1st round: Wild cards - Mike Reiss: Reiss finishes up his "Beyond the 1st round" series by looking at some additional wild card players that he feels may be overlooked.

Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats - Mike Reiss: In case you missed it, yesterday's entry from Reiss had some interesting bits of information and includes his thoughts on a variety of subjects.


An easier path for four stragglers - John Clayton: Clayton has an article and mailbag that includes some thoughts on the Patriots in this entry.


Sunday notes: Jets' endless star search - Rich Cimini: Cimini has a mention in this entry about how the Jets really wanted to steal Julian Edelman from New England via free agency this offseason.


Norris: Receivers Patriots could target: CSNNE has video of Josh Norris from Rotoworld talking about receivers the Patriots may target in the first round.

Road to the Draft: Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert - Tom Curran: Curran spotlight's Gilbert as we  get closer to next week's NFL Draft.


2014 NFL Draft: List-acular Notes from Mike Loyko: Lokyo looks at players he feels are overrated heading into this year's draft.


Source: Clemson WR Martavis Bryant worked out for Patriots, Falcons, Buccaneers, Rams - Aaron Wilson: Wilson has a note on the fact the Patriots recently worked out the Clemson wide receiver.


Belichick finishes half marathon with fiancée: In this article Belichick talks about the fact he ran the race to support his fiancée in her home town.