NFL DRAFT

Bedard: Thoughts on the Patriots’ picks, depth chart and what might be next

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No one's ever going to confuse me with a draft expert. I may have my binkies and players of interest, but the Patriots pick their players and then we'll evaluate for a few years and see where things come out.

Especially with the third day draft picks and UDFAs, we'll take a little time, make some calls and watch some tape to give some real initial thoughts

But the Patriots certainly made these picks with a reason in mind. A breakdown of those reasons, going over the depth chart, position battles and possible ramifications down the line — from Mac Jones to Tre Nixon...