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Patriots' best pick: Cyrus Jones

The Alabama cornerback, taken at No. 60 overall, is a smart, instinctive player who has toughness and can also bring value as a return man. He is a much-needed upgrade as a nickel back. Todd McShay (Insider)

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Mitchell is coolest story of the draft

Whether or not the Patriots' fourth-round pick, WR Malcolm Mitchell, makes their NFL roster remains to be seen. But while he was at Georgia, he overcame his problems with reading to write and self-publish a book. Ten draft takeaways

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The official Twitter account of Florida Atlantic football congratulated CB Cre'von LeBlanc on signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. LeBlanc is 5-foot-9, 194 pounds, and also has experience as a kickoff returner. The deal for LeBlanc includes $17,500 in guaranteed money, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots didn't select a running back in the draft, but have made plans to look at Duke's Shaquille Powell on a tryout basis at minicamp. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Powell only fumbled once in his college career. Last season, he had 125 carries for 542 yards and 3 TDs, as well as 33 catches for 212 yards and 2 TDs.

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Baby Gronk agrees as FA with hometown Bills

Former Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, has agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with his hometown Bills.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Bill Belichick is asked about Tom Brady's four-game suspension and says, "I'll talk about the draft. You good on that?" Then smiles.

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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL draft, broken down by team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Tom Brady's suspension: "It is what it is. We're gonna play them if Steve Grogan is their quarterback."

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Highlights: Steven Daniels

Washington added a thumper in Round 7, taking the former Boston College linebacker. Check out some of Daniels' best highlights.

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