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Kiper: Window closing for Pats, Tom Brady

4/14/2011

The New England Patriots have a slew of draft picks.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper says the Patriots must connect on many of their choices to maximize the final years of Tom Brady's career.

"With Tom Brady, that window's going to close at some point," Kiper says. "Think back to 2000, 21 first-round picks from the year Brady came out are out of the league right now.

"There's talk about Jake Locker maybe being a Patriot. They need to have a real productive draft this year to help out Tom Brady and maybe get him a couple more Super Bowl rings."