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Nick Caserio Speaks On The Upcoming NFL Draft

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Yesterday Nick Caserio, the Patriots director of player personnel, spoke with the media as part of his pre-draft news conference. Here are a few quotes from Caserio: (via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston)

On the depth of the defensive line in this year’s draft:

“I’d say there’s a deep group of defensive linemen that are different types of players.”

On filling out the rest of New England’s roster:

Caserio noted there are 65 players on the roster, leaving 25 additional spots to fill. “A large bulk of those will probably come next week, and a few weeks moving forward as well,” he said of the draft and undrafted free agency.

On the current status of the team:

“If you look at our team, where we are today, if we had to go out there and play a game, we feel like we could field a competitive team,” Caserio said, adding that it creates flexibility to pick the best players regardless of position.

On draft-day strategy:

“I don’t think there is a set formula going into it, how we’re going to approach it.”

 

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