Found April 23, 2013 on
Everyone knows it’s impossible to predict a Patriots draft, but that doesn’t stop anyone from trying. From a logical standpoint, it seems that New England’s two biggest first-round needs on Thursday are at wide receiver and cornerback. With Brandon Spikes‘ and Rob Ninkovich‘s contracts coming up at the end of the season, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities to see a linebacker or pass rusher taken in the first round either. The Patriots also have needs at defensive tackle and guard, but the right players would have to be there for the team to pull the trigger. If the intention is to make the New England fan base as mad as possible — as it usually seems — Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio could also go with a tight end or running back, though lets not mention that anymore, we don’t want to give them any ideas. Fortunately for New England, wide receiver and cornerback are very deep in this class, and there’s so many first-round defensive ends in this draft, one may slip to t...

Patriots Could Trade Out of First Round If Perfect Pass Rusher, Cornerback Is Not There at No. 29 (Podcast)

It seems obvious, but the Patriots have three options in this year’s draft: stay put, trade up or trade down. If the perfect player is there at No. 29, whether it be D.J. Hayden, Tank Carradine or Bjoern Werner, New England will likely stay put and use the No. 29 pick on an impact player. If a top tier player like Star Lotulelei, Sheldon Richardson or Xavier Rhodes starts to fall...
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