FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick appeared on NFL Network before the draft to talk strategy and his team's needs.
"This year, I think there's good depth in the draft in the second and third round," Belichick said. "And I'm sure that if you look at different team they'll have the players arranged differently based on what they think individual players would do for their team.
"It's a draft filled with a lot of young guys," Belichick continued. "Guys that came out early. So it's little bit less information than players that have been there for their full collegiate career. You know because of all those variables and unknowns we'll have to see how it plays out. But when it comes time to pick, we'll do what we usually do; look at the board, and try to take the player that is best for our football team."
Belichick was asked about the 13 free-agent signings he's had this year as well and how that will affect his draft strategy.
"Well we've added a lot of players to our team," he said. "We've re-signed some players from last year, we've added some players in free agency over the last month. I think we have a pretty competitive team. We'll just have to see what happens, see where we can add players that can be both short and long term additions to our team."