Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat was at noon, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. Defensive linemen and the draft.
2. A vote against a receiver late in the first round.
3. Picking two prospects who look like Patriots material.
4. Examining the possibility of a trade for Panthers receiver Steve Smith.
5. Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft, and the future.