Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 2 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Thoughts on first-round picks Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower.
2. Offensive line concerns.
3. Andre Carter and the defensive line depth chart.
4. How much to read into Tuesday's struggles at the joint practice with the Saints.
5. Deion Branch and his potential place on the roster.
6. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and his future with the team.