INDIANAPOLIS -- Sights, sounds and picked-up pieces through a Patriots-like lens as the NFL combine begins:
1. The Patriots have a need at defensive line and this year's draft will be a good one to possibly fill it. Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said this is the best mix of depth and quality along the defensive line that he can remember in 26 years.
2. A lot of AFC East chatter here and gone are the days when it was the Patriots atop the division and then a deep gap. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said that while everyone is chasing the Patriots and Jets, he believes this is "anybody's division."