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State of the Patriots, on eve of the NFL draft

There are dozens of websites boasting their own mock drafts, trying to forecast which teams will draft which players in which round.

But when it comes to the Patriots, there’s really only one man who knows the young players that will end up in New England: Bill Belichick. Belichick has become a master of moving up the draft board, moving down the draft board, accumulating picks, and just plain confounding even the most experienced draft experts.

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