Caserio to pull back veil on draft process

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Caserio to pull back veil on draft process

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com

Curious how the NFL Draft sausage gets made?
Yeah, me too. That's why I'm looking forward to this afternoon's media session with Nick Caserio, the Patriots Director of Player Personnel. Caserio is down to discuss all the practical parts of draft day. The ratings, the trade calls, the under-the-gun decision-making. Normally, we get Bill Belichick for this predraft summit meeting and while he's fascinating, he sometimes gets into the shrug and grunt after he gets asked one too many questions asking for specifics. It's not like Caserio is going to be a font of information on prospects but he should afford us with at least a few more nuggets. I'm interested in finding out answers to the following:When a player is flagged whether it be for physical or character issues, is there a spot at which he drops and becomes palatable? How much time is spent on investigating other teams' rosters and needs and collecting information on who they may select?Do agents impact the grades given to players? What's been the stickiest, most pressure-filled moment he's experienced? How is the lack of free agency impacting this year's operation? We'll be tweeting and blogging from there this afternoon so we'll keep you posted.
Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran.

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Rob Gronkowski appears to thoroughly enjoy himself at Daytona 500

Rob Gronkowski appears to thoroughly enjoy himself at Daytona 500

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski attended the Dayton 500 in true Gronkowski form.

He appeared to be there promoting Monster Energy drink, and was therefore hanging with the Monster Girls, who were also promoting the drink. Gronkowski's herniated disc injury, which required surgery in December 2016, does not seem to be slowing him down as he gets warmed up for the Summer of Gronk.

During the race coverage on FOX Sports, Gronk delivered a speed limit joke, which is sure to make the 13-year-old in you chuckle. (You can watch it here.)

[H/T NESN.com]