Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Debating the thought of selecting a running back in the first round.
2. Contemplating a trade up to select a pass rusher like Robert Quinn.
3. Of the team's nine draft picks, how many might they make?
4. How the lockout impacts Patriots draft and team-building strategy.
5. Looking closer at the offensive line and how this draft stacks up in that area.