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2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft - New England Patriots

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Picks 1 thru 26 are in the books.

  1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
  2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT USC
  4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
  6. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame
  8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
  9. Carolina Panthers - Quinton Coples, DE North Carolina
  10. Buffalo Bills - Riley Reiff, OT Iowa
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, OG Stanford
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College
  13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - Fletcher Cox, DT Mississippi State
  16. New York Jets - Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina
  17. Cincinnati Bengals - Stephon Gilmore, CB South Carolina
  18. San Diego Chargers - Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE Alabama
  19. Chicago Bears - Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
  20. Tennessee Titans - Dontari Poe DT Memphis
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - Mark Barron, SS Alabama
  22. Cleveland Browns - Kendall Wright WR Baylor
  23. Detroit Lions - Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
  25. Denver Broncos - Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
  26. Houston Texans - Dont'a Hightower LB Alabama

walterfootball.com lists the Patriots needs as Pass Rusher, 2 WRs, DE, S, CB, C, LB depth.

They signed Trevor Scott DE, Jonathan Fanene DE, Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez, Deion Branch, & Donte' Stallworth as WRs, Steve Gregory S, Marquice Cole & Will Allen as CBs, Dan Koppen & Dan Connolly as Centers/Guards, and Booby Carpenter and Tracy White as LBs.

They pretty much covered all of their needs via free agency and can go BPA in this draft if they choose.

So who are the top players remaining?

Nick Perry, Whitney Mercilus, Shea McClellin, and Andre Branch could provide some pass rush as 3-4 OLBs or 4-3 DEs.

Jerel Worthy, Devon Still, and Kendall Reyes could provide some more depth along the defensive line.

Coby Fleener could be a surprise pick.

Reuben Randle or Alshon Jeffery could also come into play here too.

Since Dan Koppen signed a two year deal and much of it is based on playing time, Peter Konz could be a very wise pick here. Maybe a Kevin Zeitler?

They probably want a pass rusher and a player who is versatile. It very well could be Shea McClellin right here

Shea McClellin

NFL Draft Preview: Shea McClellin (via FoxSports)

Nick Perry

NFL Draft Preview: Nick Perry (via FoxSports)

Whitney Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus Highlights (via BenjiGridiron)

Andre Branch

Ultimate Andre Branch Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)

Peter Konz

Peter Konz 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery Highlights (via Vortex1283)

Kevin Zeitler

Kevin Zeitler 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Kendall Reyes

Kendall Reyes 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)