New England Patriots’ Potential 1st-Round Draft Targets

April 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After hoisting their fourth Lombardi Trophy in February, the New England Patriots lost several core players. Darrelle Revis went back to the New York Jets. Vince Wilfork, who helped New England win two Super Bowls, is now a Houston Texan. Additionally, Shane Vereen joined the New York Giants.
The Patriots' sexiest free-agent signing was Jabaal Sheard. At 25, the versatile pass-rusher has high upside. However, while transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker, he had just two sacks last season, per NFL.com.
But what head coach Bill Belichick knows as well as anyone is that free agency is a vehicle to improve your team, not build it. The most successful NFL franchises are built through the draft—just look at the two teams that played in the last Super Bowl.
With the draft just two days away, here is a breakdown of the Patriots' potential first-round targets, based on New England's positions of need and Bleacher Report NFL draft lead writer Matt Miller's bi...

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