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Patriots News Blitz 4/13: The show (draft) must go on

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The draft is now just a little more than a week away and teams continue to work through the unusual circumstances created by the COVID19 outbreak. With all coaches and personnel folks required to conduct business from home, there will be a different vibe at work throughout the weekend for all involved.

That won't stop the hype train at this time of year, and there is plenty surrounding the Patriots and the potential for the team to select a quarterback. With Tom Brady now in Tampa, the possibility of using a high pick on the position certainly exists.

Regardless of the round, when it comes to finding a quarterback the Boston Globe says Bill Belichick has some pretty straightforward guidelines he’s been looking for over the past 30 years.

The teams won't be the only ones forced to avoid their offices from home during next week’s draft as Roger Goodell will do his work from home as well. The Athletic looks at how the process will be different for the players during the draft as well.

Speaking of the draft, the Boston Herald believes Florida Atlantic tight end Harrison Bryant might be a good fit for the Patriots. The Athletic agrees while providing a seven-round mock for the entire draft.

The Eagle-Tribune says the strange circumstances surrounding the draft provide the perfect opportunity for the Patriots to shine. NESN.com looks at the best and worst from Belichick at draft time.

MassLive.com offers a familiar name as a potential replacement for Stephen Gostkowski at kicker. WEEI.com looks at the crop of defensive tackles available.

And finally, Devin McCourty made a plea for his team to bring back wide receiver Chris Hogan, who is currently a free agent.

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