New England Patriots Day 3 2014 NFL Draft Primer

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New England Patriots Day 3 2014 NFL Draft Primer
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The Patriots have had late-round success before.

The New England Patriots, as they are wont to do, have shocked predraft expectations over the first two days of the draft.  The selection of Jimmy Garoppolo does nothing to improve the Pats' 2014 championship aspirations, instead giving a long-term lens to a fanbase desperate for short-term glory.

The Pats then traded out of the third round to acquire two more Day 3 picks.  New England will be picking three times in the fourth round and three times in the sixth, possessing plenty of flexibility to move around and potentially acquire 2015 picks.

Garoppolo and first-round pick Dominique Easley have elicited divisive opinions.  What should Patriots fans expect from a likely busy Day 3?  Here's a look at the prospects to watch and the buzz surrounding the Patriots headed into the final day.


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