With the NFL draft beginning on Thursday, rumors and speculation are running rampant. NESN.com’s Jeff Howe fielded questions from Patriots fans in an attempt to shed some light on what to expect later this week.

Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the Patriots are in good shape and are always in good hands with Bill Belichick calling the shots. However, there are still some apparent holes on the roster.

New England’s two first-round picks should help inject some young talent to fill those needs. Follow along with the transcript below of Jeff’s Twitter Q&A to see how the Pats may approach the offseason in order to reload for another Super Bowl run. 

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Janoris Jenkins.

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