Tuesday's New England Patriots Links 5/6: Prep for life after Brady can wait

Ian Logue
May 06, 2014 at 08:30am ET

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BOSTON.COM:

Patriots Draft Approach Shouldn't Be To Find Tom Brady's Successor, But To Find Him Help - Chad Finn: Finn writes that the 2014 version of the Patriots are and should be built to win this year, and feels they should spend a high pick on bringing him help, not a successor.

Patriots Reportedly Signing Defensive End Will Smith - Gary Dzen: Dzen has a quick entry on yesterday's addition of Smith.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Success doesn't come easily to receivers, tight ends - Ben Volin: Volin talks about the transition from college to the pros for receivers and tight ends in this article.

BOSTON HERALD:

A word in edgewise - Jeff Howe: Howe has his thoughts on the Patriots adding more talent to help them better attack opposing quarterbacks.

DE Lawrence is risk worth taking for spin - Karen Guregian: Guregian has a good read on Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who she feels would be worth it for the Patriots to take a chance on.

ESPN BOSTON:

10 Perfect Patriots: Demarcus Lawrence - Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at the Boise State OLB/DE, who he feels would be a good fit with the Patriots.

Prep for life after Brady can wait - Mike Reiss: Reiss also has a good piece on his thoughts for what the Patriots should do this year, and feels drafting a quarterback isn't as big of a priority.

BLEACHER REPORT:

Ranking the 6 Most Likely 1st-Round Options for the Patriots - James Christensen: NEPatriotsDraft.com's expert looks at the top options for the Patriots in this piece for Bleacher Report and ranks them accordingly.

MASSLIVE:

NFL Mock Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel goes No. 4 overall, New England Patriots grab a playmaker on the defensive line - Christopher Jason: Jason has his latest mock, and believe's Florida's Dominique Easley will be on New England's radar.

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU RB Jeremy Hill has off-field issues, and lots of talent - Christopher Jason: Jason has a  good write-up on Hill, who despite his issues Jason feels he'd be a good fit.

CSNNE:

Curran looks at potential wideout draft targets - Tom Curran: has some thoughts on potential receiving targets for the Patriots.

THE SUN CHRONICLE:

Patriots add veteran Smith - Mark Farinella: Farinella has notes on the addition of Smith, who he believes could alter the team's plans in the draft this week.

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