By Chris Warner
Our series on Patriots positions of need marches on with an inspection of available running backs. Though the team lost free agent Benjarvus Green-Ellis, second-year players Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen look primed to pick up much of that production.
New England returns Lil’ Danny Woodhead and adds fullbacks Spencer Larsen and Tony Fiammetta, the most fullbacks this team has had on the roster since 1978. (That’s not true, but you probably had to think about it.)
With youth and tested veterans at the position, would a draft pick end up as more than summer camp fodder? Let’s take a look.
New England has two picks in the first round (27 and 31 overall), two in the second (48, 62), one in the third (93) and one in the fourth (126). They have traded away their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round picks.
DAY ONE (Round One)
Overview: Not a lot of top-tier talent this year, but great depth. See what we mean…
Trent Richardson, Alabama (5-9, 228). A bowling ball with legs, R...