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2020 NFL Draft odds: Latest betting line on Patriots' first-round pick

2020 NFL Draft odds: Latest betting line on Patriots' first-round pick

The New England Patriots have 12 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, which gives head coach Bill Belichick plenty of opportunities to plug the holes on his roster entering next season.

There are plenty of positions on the Patriots roster to address after free agency hit the team hard. Not only did the Patriots lose starting quarterback Tom Brady, many key defensive players also left New England as free agents, including Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Danny Shelton. Veteran safety Duron Harmon was traded to the Detroit Lions in a move that opened up salary cap space. Longtime starting kicker Stephen Gostkowski was released, too, creating a need on special teams.

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With several positional needs on both sides of the ball, it's not easy to predict whether the Patriots will go offense or defense with their first-round pick. Oddsmakers, however, are leaning one way.

Here are the latest odds on if the Patriots will choose offense or defense with their first pick (via DraftKings Sportsbook):

Offense: -134
Defense: +110

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Experts are pretty divided on which area the of the field the Patriots will target in Round 1. For example, our most recent 2020 NFL mock draft roundup had six experts predicting the Patriots would take a offensive player at No. 23, while five experts predicted an defensive player.

NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Phil Perry has Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims going to the Patriots in his latest first-round mock draft. Wide receiver is among the areas of need for New England, and the 2020 class of wideouts is being labeled as historically good by many experts.

There's always a chance the Patriots could trade down out of the first round and acquire more picks. It's hard to get a read on Belichick, which makes predicting whether the Patriots go offense or defense with their first pick harder than it would be for most other teams.

Twitter had jokes after Tom Brady ripped his pants during 'The Match'

Twitter had jokes after Tom Brady ripped his pants during 'The Match'

Tom Brady's Sunday afternoon of golfing with Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson was eventful, to say the least.

The ex-New England Patriots quarterback began "The Match" by struggling through the first six holes. Then, he finally got back on track with an amazing shot that briefly quieted the naysayers.

Unfortunately for Brady, the shot may have been overshadowed by him simultaneously splitting his pants. Just look at the photo below:


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Whoops!

As you can imagine, Twitter had some fun with Brady's mishap:

It's OK, Tom. It happens to the best of us.

Watch Tom Brady hit incredible shot, chirp Charles Barkley during 'The Match'

Watch Tom Brady hit incredible shot, chirp Charles Barkley during 'The Match'

Tom Brady has a thing for comebacks.

The former New England Patriots quarterback was struggling mightily through the first few holes of "The Match" on Sunday. Then, he totally redeemed himself.

Just watch this shot below and enjoy:

"Shut your mouth, Chuck," Brady said to Charles Barkley, who had been chirping him throughout the match.

We should have known a comeback was around the corner. Didn't 28-3 teach us anything?

Just as Twitter had a field day with Brady's early struggles, it enjoyed watching Brady sink that improbable shot:

Bravo, Tom. Bravo.