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At 32: Five Defensive Tackles for Patriots to Monitor

Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips could be in consideration if waiting at No. 32 overall. (NFL.com)

Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips could be in consideration if waiting at No. 32 overall. (NFL.com)

In under a month, Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio will be facing the board, Berj Najarian will be on the phone, and the New England Patriots will be on the clock at pick 32 overall.

The end of the 2015 NFL draft’s first round won’t be unlike recent years for the Patriots’ war room. The same faces will be taking part within it. But there will be new prospects taking part on the outside. And with defensive tackle a position in question now that Vince Wilfork is a Houston Texan, perhaps one available will get a call from One Patriot Place on April 30.

Much can change between now and then, as can perception of how New England will maneuver through its nine total picks. Though for now, here are five interior defensive linemen to consider should the Patriots stand pat with the first one, with film glimpses courtesy of DraftBreakdown.com.

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Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio, Michael Lombardi Head Home from NFL Combine Before Defensive Workouts

Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio and Michael Lombardi saw what they needed to see.

According to Doug Kyed of NESN.com and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots head coach, director of player personnel and assistant to the coaching staff were at the Indianapolis airport Sunday morning, heading home from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

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