Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat has been posted, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. Developmental players most looking forward to seeing tonight.
2. Revisiting Logan Mankins and his contract extension.
3. Projecting the future look of the offensive line.
4. Bill Belichick's recent history of second-round picks.
5. Projecting how long, if at all, we'll see some top players tonight.