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Bedard: Above all else, Patriots want control on edge of defense

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If you've been keeping track of Bill Belichick's various travels on the pro day circuit to check out draft prospects, you've noticed he has personally instructed edge prospects in one particular drill.

Belichick first did this at N.C. State with top-five prospect Bradley Chubb. On Wednesday, Belichick — with the aid of former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia — did the same drill at Georgia, with a close eye on outside linebacker/end Lorenzo Carter.

What are they trying to gauge with this drill? What does it say about the Patriots' philosophy on edge players?

Let's get into it.