The Quest for 7: Belichick on the prowl, Spygate 2.0 concluding, CBA near? Links 2.27.20

Morning! Welcome to The Quest for 7, where volunteer writer, Steven Viner, scours the net for seven Patriots related articles from other sites offering different points of view on the six-time champs. Paid subscribers not only get to read all seven, but they also get to check out his always fiery "Steve's Soapbox" at the end.

1. This is like Picasso studying finger paintings by chance it might improve his craft. Patrik Walker of CBSSports reports how Bill Belichick skipped the beginning of the NFL combine to scout this one prospect in person. This guy just went from Steve Viner playing flag football in a 40-and-over league to top ten of the NFL draft.

2. Are N'Keal Harry's ears itching? Because it seems like someone's talking about him. Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire explains how Mike Mayock's comments indirectly speak to Harry's slow development. I mean, I think he's going to be a good player, but Mayock isn't wrong.

3. This would technically help the Patriots to re-sign Brady, so hand them a pen! Bernd Buchmasser of Pats Pulpit gives us the details on the proposed collective bargaining agreement clearing this hurdle. Feels like the owners are on the attack and winning. Little surprised the players are playing more Prevent than Blitz here.

4. Givanni Damico of The Scorecrow has the Patriots trading down a few spots in his 2020 NFL mock draft. Plus, lack of weapons for Tom Brady might be stealing all the headlines, but the step back his protectors took last season needs to be addressed more than this country's health-care system. Ben Lindsey of Pro Football Focus lists all categories of offensive linemen to target in both the draft and free agency.

5. Can't wait to see the punishment on this one.