2010 NFL Draft Preview: How the New England Patriots Will Address Holes

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 2010 NFL Draft just days away, the New England Patriots have more holes in their roster than they've had in a long time. Both offense and defense have glaring needs and thankfully the Patriots have some picks in good positions to address such concerns. Here is a non-expert's preview of what could happen with said picks.
The many glaring issues of the Patriots are the lack of pass-rush of the defensive front seven, depth and lack of youth on the offensive line and at cornerback, play-makers and talent at running back and in the return game, and depth at wide receiver and tight end.
As usual, the Pats may or may not keep their first round pick, No. 22 overall, but the likelihood of them keeping it is slim. This year's draft could possibly be the last draft without a rookie salary cap, and as we have seen in the past, the Pats don't like spending big money on rookies unless they know they can have an immediate impact—see Jerod Mayo.
With that said, unless...

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