Patriots' view of the NFL combine

College juniors, pass rushers among top storylines over the next week

Updated: February 24, 2011, 8:14 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The buzz surrounding the NFL combine will intensify Thursday as the growing-bigger-every-year event gets underway. From a New England Patriots perspective, what are the biggest storylines and areas to monitor?

Possible insight into Logan Mankins' mindset. The Patriots' top offensive lineman has been assigned the franchise tag, and three players in a similar situation -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil and New York Jets linebacker ...

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