Day 2 picks are key to Patriots' draft

Friday is New England's big day, with five total picks in the second and third rounds

Updated: April 29, 2011, 2:48 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the third year in a row, the New England Patriots are set up to do their biggest damage in the NFL draft in the second round.

That makes Friday -- when Rounds 2 and 3 begin at 6 p.m. ET -- crucial for the team.

The Patriots enter the day with three second-rounders -- the first pick of the round (33), followed by the 56th overall pick and the 60th selection. They also have multiple third-round selections (74, 92).

"I think there are good players ...

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