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2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft - New England Patriots

Picks 1 thru 30 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
  27. New England Patriots - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB Illinois
  28. Green Bay Packers - Shea McClellin, DE/OLB Boise State
  29. Baltimore Ravens - Peter Konz, C Wisconsin
  30. San Francisco 49ers - Coby Fleener, TE Stanford 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 have selected one pass rusher already in Whitney Mercilus. I doubt they would pick him though. They like to get seniors who have graduated. But Mercilus was the pick.

So who are the top players remaining and what do they do now besides trading down?

Nick Perry 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.

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

Maybe a Kevin Zeitler?

For me, I think the pick has to be Harrison Smith S right here. He is not going to last much longer apparently. They need a safety too. He is a senior that has graduated (I think).

Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery Highlights (via Vortex1283)

Kevin Zeitler

Kevin Zeitler 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Nick Perry

Ultimate Nick Perry Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)

Kendall Reyes

Ultimate Kendall Reyes Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)

Harrison Smith

Ultimate Harrison Smith Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)