Are Patriots looking to the future?

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FOXBOROUGH — Devin McCourty did not have an official visit with the Patriots before he was drafted in 2010. Nate Solder had one scheduled before the 2011 draft, but the Patriots canceled it the day before.

Yet the Patriots still chose both players in the first round.

“Any interest they had was really discreet,” Solder said Wednesday.

So who knows what to make of two star quarterbacks — Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater — both expected to be drafted high in the first round, taking official visits to see the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday.

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