New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: What Experts Around the Web Are Saying

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New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: What Experts Around the Web Are Saying
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Defense, defense, and more defense.

The NFL mock draft season is in full swing, and if there's one thing that everybody agrees on—from media outlets to blog and fan sites—it's that the New England Patriots need plenty of help on the defensive side of the ball.

Beyond that, good luck finding consensus on the names that should be taken with the Patriots' two first-round picks, slotted at 27th and 31st overall.

Going around the Web, a secondary/front-seven combination appears to be a popular choice. Having conceded the second-most passing yards in NFL history in 2011, cornerbacks, safeties and pass-rushers are expected to feature on Bill Belichick's shopping list, but when has Bill ever bowed to public opinion?

With most mocks focusing on the first round, let's take a look at what the experts are predicting for the Patriots on the first night of action at Radio City Music Hall on April 26.

 

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