ESPNBoston.com played scout for the Patriots, highlighting 10 players it thought could don the red, white, blue and silver. ESPN looks at hopefuls for every position except receivers and figures players who would fit the Pats' 3-4 defense.
Read more on the draft in ESPN's New England Patriots Report, which notes the "2011 Draft is deep along the defensive line and at outside linebacker." Patriots Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio will weigh his "front-seven" options sporting the first pick in the second round of this year's draft.
The Boston Globe profiles more draft prospects from the 2011 NFL Combine. Among them, North Dartmouth, Mass. native Jordan Todman, the 2007 Div. 1 Player of the Year at running back, Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich. who battled back from bone cancer onto the football field last Fall, and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
The Boston Herald comments on negotiations between NFL owners and current players from 2011 draft prospects' points of view.
Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington worked out a one-year contract with the team worth $480,000, reports the Globe. Arrington is an exclusive-rights free agent, still under two years of service to New England.
Among other offseason contract signings in New England, ESPNBoston.com reported Patriots offensive lineman Dan Connolly reached an agreement that will boost his pay to $1.025 million in 2011. Connolly's most notable play of the 2010 season was a record-breaking 71-yard kickoff return against the Green Bay Packers.