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Picked-up Patriots pieces at combine

Two picked-up New England Patriots pieces, and one New England college football nugget, from the NFL scouting combine:

Winston talks of being compared to Brady: The story of the day was Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who said he didn't want to be compared to fellow rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. "This is no competition between just me and Mariota, because one thing about me, I plan on winning the Super Bowl next year. So it's going to be me vs. Peyton Manning and Jameis vs. Tom Brady. I want to be viewed like that," he said. The confidence was notable, and it had me thinking about the difference between that and this.

Belichick's views on instant replay possibly generating momentum: After two straight days of non-stop news conferences with head coaches and general managers, the pace slowed Friday with just three. The first, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, answered some questions about his role as a leading member of the NFL's competition committee. Fisher said he's seen more proposals this year in regard to instant replay than ever before. Bill Belichick said last year that he feels all plays, plus penalties, should be subject to review and it will be interesting to see if that picks up support.

Following up on BC, UMass prospects: Boston College interior lineman Andy Gallik (6-2, 306) put up 29 reps on the bench press, while UMass tight end Jean Sifrin (6-5, 245) ran an unofficial time of 4.84 in the 40-yard dash, which was considered slow by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock based on Sifrin's athleticism. Sifrin's hands measured at 11 inches.