There is no shortage of Patriots-related content in pre-draft articles around the web. A sampling:
Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe checks in with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who tells him not to rule anything out on draft day related to building the team's roster -- whether it's picking players, or trading for a veteran.
Also, the Boston Globe's interactive draft board on Boston.com continues to take shape.
On Saturday, Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas returned to his alma mater, Southern Mississippi, to hold his annual free football camp. The Hattiesburg American has the details as more than 700 campers were in attendance.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post opines on the rating of drafts and determines that the Patriots' work in 2007 was the best he's seen this decade. "I just found the undisputed best draft of the past decade: In 2007, the New England Patriots traded their second- round pick to Miami for Wes Welker and their first fourth- round selection to the Oakland Raiders for Randy Moss," Klis writes. "Go ahead, scour the draft picks of every year, for every team. Good luck finding a draft in which a team got the likes of Welker and Moss with back-to-back picks ó neither of which were plucked from the first round."
NFL.com delivers video from former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel as he answers questions from reporters in Kansas City following a mini-camp practice. Donning a Chiefs football t-shirt and red visor, Cassel talks about establishing an environment and foundation in K.C., and how he still talks to Tom Brady on a weekly basis.
SI.com's Don Banks files the sixth installment of his mock draft and has the Patriots selecting UConn cornerback Darius Butler at No. 23.
In a Foxsports.com piece, Peter Schrager writes on 10 potential draft-day shockers. No. 8 is his thought that the Patriots will trade up. "Never count Bill Belichick out," Schrager writes. "In a draft in which the Patriots have six of the top 100 draft picks, they could package multiple picks to move up in the first round for a player they really have their eyes on."
Vinny Iyer of the Sporting News offers his own top 10 list -- his 10 final thoughts before the draft. His No. 9 thought is that the Patriots are in position to have the best draft. "You have to like Bill Belichick's chances to significantly boost his talented team with 11 picks at his disposal ... Considering they can inject needed depth and youth into their defense via the draft, New England will look like Super Bowl favorites again."