Some intel before I give you my final mock draft for the Patriots ahead of tonight's draft (8 p.m., ESPN/NFL Network):
• There are various reports out there, mostly in the national media, that are purporting that the Patriots have held trade talks about moving up in the draft to take a quarterback, likely Justin Fields. First of all, the Patriots always make calls as part of their due diligence. And they make calls up and back. You can't go shopping unless you have an idea of the price of something ahead of time.
More significantly, however, when it comes to the Patriots' plans as far the draft QBs go is this: