Predicting what the Patriots will do in the NFL Draft the last few years has been a difficult task -- they’re famous for keeping their cards close to the vest, and the annual two-day team-building exercise in April is no exception.



Remember that Julius Peppers-to-the-Patriots report that got everyone’s panties in a bunch last month?

It’s about to come due.

And the guy who broke it apparently isn’t backing down.



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With all due respect to Matt Cassel, no one can bring it like Tom Brady.



Jerod Mayo isn’t getting too comfortable. Not yet, anyway.



Depending on which pundit you listen to, the Patriots are either the very best team in the league when it comes to the draft, or they're the absolute worst.

 

The truth, of course, is that they're neither. They don't suck, obviously. But they also haven't quite lived up to their lofty standards recently, either.

 



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1. Detroit. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia. The Lions and Stafford appear to be a compatible mix. Everything suggests that the Georgia product has the mental wherewithal to handle the pressure of being a No.



Everyone knows about the first-round studs that have had long and successful careers in New England -- Richard Seymour, Vince Wilfork, etc.



Was it Larry David who once said he feels like he spends half his day apologizing to people? Or did he say he feels like he spends half his day getting yelled at?

Either way, I feel his pain. Between the two, I don't know how I have time for anything else.

In other words, it's another week of abuse here at the d-bag mailbag. Enjoy....

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I got a ton of mail about last week’s edition of The Hot List, which looked at the top five first-round flops in Patriots’ history.



I’m not sure people realize what happened at Gillette Stadium last week.
 



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