Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/23/13
As the 2013 NFL draft approaches, speculation and predictions about the Patriots’ decisions are inevitable. With needs at cornerback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive end, the Pats could make any number of selections to benefit the team. Players like Brandon Spikes and Rob Ninkovich have contracts coming to an end after the season, and it’s possible the Patriots could address those needs as early as the first round. Injuries have also plagued the Patriots this offseason, with Rob Gronkowski requiring another surgery on his forearm and Aaron Hernandez missing spring workouts because of a shoulder surgery. The Pats made strong moves during free agency to fill some of the gaps, but there are still a few positional needs for next season. What position should they address in the upcoming draft? Take Our Poll Photo via Facebook/NFL Draft

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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