Draft twists could benefit Pats

Strategic challenges like this year's NFL draft are right in Bill Belichick's wheelhouse

Updated: April 26, 2011, 1:54 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Bill Belichick was driving in his car this weekend, chatting on the telephone, and the conversation was about this year's NFL draft.

"I think each draft is unique," he said, when asked if 2011 compares favorably with past years.

Because of the uncertainty of the NFL's labor situation, this one is really unique. Teams might have followed through on the standard scouting process over the past year, but for some, how they ultimately execute their picks figures to be impacted ...

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