WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive end, offensive line, running back, outside linebacker
ANALYSIS: The Patriots have two first round picks, the Oakland Raiders pick at 17 they acquired for Richard Seymour, and their own pick at 28. The Defensive End position is one of the strongest in this year’s draft, and the Patriots can have their choice of Cameron Jordan from California, J.J. Watt of Wisconsin and Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue. If they want to address the offensive line where tackle Matt Light and guard Logan Mankins are free agents, the best available players at that time probably will be either Gabe Carimi of Wisconsin or Baylor’s Danny Watkins. If the Patriots want to address the running game, after Ingram, the best back is Mikel Leshoure out of Illinois.