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Pats' draft options limited

With just five picks, Bill Belichick will have to be smart and lucky

Updated: April 24, 2013, 12:15 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

A few quick points on this year's NFL draft:

The Patriots enter with just five selections, which would be a franchise low if that's the way it unfolds.

The first round begins at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. The Patriots' first pick, currently slotted at No. 29, is expected to be announced around 11 p.m. ET.

The second and third rounds are set for Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The draft wraps up with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, starting at noon ET.

Naturally, this ...

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