2010 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots, ver. 2.0

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since my last mock draft, the New England Patriots have had many players in town for a chat, while others have been witnessed at workouts. Certainly, the same can be said for every team in the NFL with various other players. While some would say that the draft is beginning to take shape, I would contest that there's always the one head-scratcher pick that shakes up the rest of the draft and even has some teams changing their plans. Before I get to the mock, here are the Patriots' five biggest needs: OLB—This is no secret to anyone in the league. The Patriots' pass rush was a joke all last season, and they seriously need to beef it up with a big-time edge rusher in the 3-4 scheme. There are a few of these type of prospects that will be available in the first round. DE—See above. Add to that the departure of All-Pro defensive end Richard Seymour and you have one heck of a hole to fill, possibly at both end spots. OL—Matt Light, Dan Koppen, and Stephen Neal are serv...

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