Friday’s New England Patriots Links 5/2: Many Patriots fans upset about losing seats at Gillette

Ian Logue
May 2, 2014 at 8:31 am ET


Which NFL teams have been best at the draft lately? – Ben Volin: Volin has an interesting read on the teams who have had the most recent success in drafting talent.

Many Patriots fans upset about losing seats at Gillette – Bob Hohler: Hohler has an article on the team’s plan to build a club section for season ticket holders that is displacing some fans where it will be constructed.


Dont’a Hightower grows into leadership role – Jeff Howe: Howe has a good read on Hightower, who he writes improved as the season went on in 2013.

We Hear: Bob Kraft, Dougie Hamilton, David Ortiz and more… – Gayle Fee: Fee has a note on Kraft, who was bragging about his sneakers with the Nike CEO yesterday.


10 Perfect Patriots: OT/G Joel Bitonio – Mike Reiss: Reiss spotlights Bitonio in his continued series looking at prospects leading into next week.

10 Perfect Patriots: Deone Bucannon – Mike Reiss: Reiss has another one on the safety out of Washington State in this entry.

Picked-up draft pieces from Mike Mayock – Mike Reiss: Reiss has some good bits from a two-hour conference call with Mayock, including the Patriots chatter at 29.

Weekly Patriots chat recap – Mike Reiss: Reiss held his weekly chat yesterday, which as always is a good read as he addressed a variety of topics in this week’s edition.

McGinest to announce 2nd-round pick – Mike Reiss: Reiss has a note on the fact Willie McGinest will announce the Patriots 2nd-round pick from Radio City Music Hall next week.

Hightower open to rush-based role in sub – Mike Reiss: Reiss has a good entry on linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who talked about his role on 3rd down.

A feel for the 62nd draft pick – Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at previous players selected at 62nd overall, which is where the Patriots will be picking next week in the 2nd round.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Could UMass TE Rob Blanchflower emerge as a last-minute draft day sleeper? – Nick O’Malley: O’Malley spotlights Blanchflower and whether or not he could be someone who surprises with the Patriots.


The Tease of Rookie WRs – Greg Bedard: Bedard files his weekend notes, and references the Patriots experience with first year-receivers in this entry.


Curran: ‘Significant need’ for a safety – In this entry Tom Curran talks about the need the Patriots have at the safety position and a player he’d like to see added.

Caserio 1-on-1: Breaking down Pats Draft strategy – In this video Nick Caserio talks about the draft process with Tom Curran.

Road to the Draft: Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu – Tom Curran: Curran spotlights the Georgia outside linebacker in this entry.


Mike Mayock: Jace Amaro Would Be ‘Intriguing’ Fit With Patriots – Christopher Price: Price has comments from Mayock, who talked about the potential Amaro would have in New England.


2014 NFL Draft: Potential Day Three Patriots – Ken Vetrano: Vetrano looks at several potential players who could be targeted by New England in round three next week.