Road to the Draft

Travis Hawkins was a criminal justice major in college and hoped to take a career path that would allow for him to become an FBI agent one day. He'll try football first.
Dominique Easley and other Patriots recent draftees met with Bill Belichick on Monday morning for the first time as teammates.
Robert Kraft says the Patriots got the product of a great family in Dominique Easley.
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A player of Jemea Thomas’ size probably won’t play on the outside but he could be a Marquice Cole-type specializing on special teams and as a depth slot corner.
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James White didn't get a chance to start at Wisconsin until his senior season. If it bothered him at all to play behind Montee Ball, now with the Broncos, he didn't show it.
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In the fourth round (140th overall), the Patriots select Stanford right tackle Cameron Fleming, 6-5, 323, who majored in aeronautics and graduated early.
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The Patriots added a talented running back with skills to be a third-down guy when they selected James White out of Wisconsin at No. 130.
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The Patriots went with a lineman at pick No. 105 on Saturday, selecting Florida State center Bryan Stork.
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Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry opine on the selection of Jimmy Garoppolo and look toward the final day of the NFL Draft.
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When Bill Belichick mentioned Tom Brady's age Friday night, the endgame began in New England.
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When Jimmy Garoppolo gets to New England, he'll have a chance to practice alongside the player after whom he's modeled his game.
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The 2014 draft class has been touted for it's unique depth. That depth will be on display Saturday as potential impact players go off the board through the final four rounds of the process.
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The Patriots were looking at quarterbacks throughout the pre-draft process, and they took one at No. 62 in E. Illinois Jimmy Garoppolo.

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