Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning or early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 2 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Top draft pick Jamie Collins, his fit on defense, and the high number of hybrids on the team.
2. Jake Ballard and the tight end position.
3. Expectations for contributions from the team's rookie pass-catchers.
4. Danny Amendola projections and Wes Welker reflections.
5. Tim Tebow and his potential fit.
6. Thoughts on the safety position -- Steve Gregory, Adrian Wilson and Tavon Wilson.