- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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A neat video clip is now posted on Patriots.com which shows footage from inside the team's draft room.
The video gives a feel for the limited number of people the Patriots have in their draft room, a group that includes Patriots coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio, football research director Ernie Adams, owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft, director of college scouting Jon Robinson and assistant director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort. This is small compared to other draft rooms around the league.
Caserio is the point person on the phone and part of his conversation with Vikings assistant general manager George Paton is heard.
One conclusion that can be drawn from watching the video is that the seventh-round pick might have been the clincher from the Vikings to sweeten the deal. In his comments to reporters after the first round, Caserio mentioned some of the success the Patriots have had with those seventh-rounders (a topic we'll dive into in a blog post shortly).
To watch the video, CLICK HERE.