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News Blitz 4/24: Predicting Patriots path

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When it comes to the draft, there really aren’t many possibilities that Bill Belichick wouldn’t entertain. He’s traded up, traded down and opted to stay put. He’s also done his share of wheeling and dealing with established players during draft weekend, meaning there really isn’t anything the coach would be opposed to.

Despite that, the Boston Herald tries to determine what course of action would be unprecedented for the Patriots coach come draft weekend. MassLive.com provides five bold predictions for the Patriots in the upcoming draft. They also list five possibilities for the Patriots if the team chooses to trade down.

The Boston Globe continues its positional breakdowns and looks at safeties, focusing on Virginia’s Juan Thornhill.

Boston.com says the Patriots will have plenty of options if they choose to use their pick at No. 32 overall. NBC Sports Boston offers a look at the history of the 56th overall pick. MassLive.com likes UMass wide receiver Andy Isabella for the Patriots.

The Patriots will head into the draft with double vision according to the Patriot Ledger.

The Athletic looks at quarterbacks and wonders how much their mechanics can be altered once they land in the NFL.

The Boston Sports Journal looks at possibilities at tackle and linebacker the Patriots might be interested from round to round. WEEI.com looks at five safeties who might make sense.

ESPN.com reports that suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon signed his restricted free agent tender.

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