NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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Tom E. Curran is joined by Phil Perry for the final episode of Quick Slants The Podcast before Thursday's NFL Draft begins, and we debate how important it is for New England to come away with players that will make an impact in the coming years among the 12 picks the teams starts out with.
The discussion shifts from the importance of the Draft to the particular areas of need - Wide Receiver and Quarterback. (11:00) Phil talks about receiver's that are fits in the Patriots system, and which prospects will be able to pick up the more complex NFL playbook. (20:00) Could the Patriots find an heir apparent to Tom Brady on Day 3? Phil talks about the intangibles for Brett Rypien and Ryan Finley, and how he would steer clear of West Virginia's Will Grier.