NFL Draft 2012: New England Patriots' Biggest Needs in Draft

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NFL Draft 2012: New England Patriots' Biggest Needs in Draft
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Even though the New England Patriots earned the top seed in the AFC, they still have some major holes on their roster.

The Patriots' prolific passing game is what has carried them all year long. Tom Brady and his weapons have been able to overcome some terrible defensive play, especially by the Patriots' secondary. New England finished 31st in the NFL in passing defense this year. 

Their run defense has been solid, but being ranked 17th in the league certainly leaves some room for improvement. 

The Patriots still have a chance to make the Super Bowl and win, but that doesn't change the fact that there are holes to fill that can be done through the NFL draft.

Here are New England's four biggest needs in the NFL draft.

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