Let us know who you think the Patriots should take with their first-round pick. We’ve broken it down, bracket-style, with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. Should they go offense or defense? Wide receiver, tight end or pass rusher? Let your voice be heard right now by clicking here to launch the bracket.

We had so much fun putting together our pre-draft Hot Lists last year (the Hot List detailing the five worst No. 1 picks in Patriots history remains one of the most popular stories in the history of WEEI.com), we thought we’d bring you more this year.



Veteran tight end J.P. Foschi visited and worked out for the Patriots on Friday, according to his agent Ralph Cindrich. Foschi is a 27-year-old out of Georgia Tech who has bounced around the NFL since he debuted in the league as an undrafted free agent with the Raiders in 2005. A 6-foot-3, 265-pounder, Foschi enjoyed his best season with the Bengals in 2009 when he caught 27 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

We had so much fun putting together our pre-draft Hot Lists last year (the Hot List detailing the five worst No. 1 picks in Patriots history remains one of the most popular stories in the history of WEEI.com), we thought we’d bring you more this year.



The Patriots have announced they have signed punter David King, a former Australian Rules Football player. King stands 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and is a right-footed kicker. He has been working out at the Aguiar Kicking Academy and recently had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. For more on King, click here, or to see video of the punter, click here.

 

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday morning the Pats have received a “pretty decent” number of inquiries about their three second-round picks — the 44th, 47th and 53rd overall selections in the draft — but those phone calls haven’t surprised the New England coach.

FOXBORO — Much has been made about the Jets recent acquisition of wide receiver Santonio Holmes, as well as the Dolphins reported Wednesday morning trade for receiver Brandon Marshall. At his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if the recent moves that have been made within the division have an impact on New England’s overall draft strategy.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Broncos are trading controversial wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins for a pair of second-round draft picks. Once the deal is complete, ESPN is reporting that Marshall will sign a contract extension that will be among the largest in league history. Marshall, 26, had 101 catches for 1,120 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but was suspended during the preseason last year after he acted inappropriately at a preseason workout.

The New England Patriots have announced that center Jon Morris (1964-74), defensive tackle Houston Antwine (1961-71) and running back Sam Cunningham (1973-79, 81-82) are the three finalists for the 2010 Patriots Hall of Fame class. 

 

Morris was a seven-time American Football League All-Star, a total that ranks second only to John Hannah's nine in franchise history. The center is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team and the 1960s All-Decade Team.

 

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork spoke to the media Tuesday morning from Gillette Stadium and addressed the disappointing finish to last season. "I think everybody knows where we left off last year. That's not a big surprise. It was a disappointing year for us all. I think everybody understands the level of play needs to be heightened," Wilfork said.