Did the NFL let the air out of the New England Patriots draft by docking their first-round pick or will Bill Belichick outsmart the league with a fistful of middle-rounders in 2016?
By adding four former first-round picks (and possibly another soon) this offseason, the Patriots have tried to overcome the Deflategate punishment handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell. With multiple needs met, what direction will New England take in the draft? NFLDraftScout.com founder and publisher Frank Cooney explores.
New England listed 12 players as Questionable on Friday but it looks like a bunch of them are expected to give it a go.
The Patriots are pretty banged up going into Saturday's divisional playoff game against Kansas City.
No one questions New England's offensive firepower, but it's time to give the Patriots' defense its due. A closer look reveals a unit that's young, fast, smart, unconventional -- and a big reason why the Patriots are still unbeaten.

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