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Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4) Updated 3-11

Posted on: March 11, 2010 3:32 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2010 11:41 pm
Round 1 (22): Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
Graham was a monster at Michigan and I expect him to have a great NFL Career. He's also the perfect player for the Patriots 3-4 defense. He will play a hybrid OLB/DE type of a position and should make an impact right away. He was a relentless player at Michigan, even on a bad defense, just the kind of player that Belichick wants. Someone who wont take plays off and work hard everyday.

Round 2 (44): Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
The Patriots don't have a young WR who can play alongside Moss at this point and it looks like they might lose Moss after the 2010 season, so they need a WR who could be a #1 in as early as 2011. Benn fits that role perfectly. He has good size at 6'1'' and ran a 4.48, 40 at the combine, so he has a nice combination of size and speed. He would be a solid pick for the Patriots.

Round 2 (47): Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Spikes would of been at 1st round pick if he left Florida after his Junior season, but he decided to go back to school. Although that hurt his stock, I still think he's a 1st round prospect. The Patriots need to get younger at LB and drafting Spikes makes a lot of sense. Having Mayo and Spikes in the middle of the Patriots defense for years to come would be a great combination.

Round 2 (53): Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
Since the Patriots lost both Baker and Watson, TE is a big need, so drafting Hernandez makes a lot of sense. Hernandez is a bit under sized at 6'3'' and 245 pounds, but has excellent receiving ability. I think he will need to become a better blocker, but he's a solid pick in the 2nd round.

Round 4 (116): Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
There's a good chance Warren isn't on the board at #116, but if he is it would be a great pick for the Patriots. Warren is ready to step in right away and help a Patriots defensive back field that struggled in 09. He has great overall coverage and CB abilites. He's also a great athelete, with 4.4 speed. CB is a need for the Patriots, so drafting Warren would be a nice addition.

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