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. Heavy focus on wide receivers.
2. What is good value for a first-round draft choice.
3. No overlooking the need to improve the defense.
4. Could the Patriots surprise everyone and select an interior offensive lineman early?
5. Quarterback Ryan Mallett and potential trade interest.
6. Highlighting the Patriots small draft room.