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Weekly Patriots chat recap

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.