Likely factoring that the Patriots will be active in the trade market with 11 overall selections -- six coming within the first 97 -- ESPN has picked New England as one of seven teams it will assign an on-site reporter on draft weekend.
Wendi Nix will be reporting from Gillette Stadium.
The other teams that ESPN has assigned an on-site reporter are: Buffalo, Arizona, Detroit, N.Y. Jets (Day 1), Philadelphia (Day 2) and Denver.
Detroit owns the No. 1 overall pick; Buffalo and Denver have two first-round draft choices; Arizona could potentially make headlines with an Anquan Boldin trade; and the Jets, at pick 17, could potentially be targeting a trade up for a quarterback.