How Each Draft Pick Fits into New England Patriots' Plan in 2012

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How Each Draft Pick Fits into New England Patriots' Plan in 2012
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Dont'a Hightower and six other Patriots draft picks will look to make an impact in 2012.

The 2012 NFL draft is in the books, but the work has just begun for the New England Patriots' seven draft selections.

For them, the arduous journey will continue through rookie mini camp, training camp and preseason games. If everything goes well, these Patriot greenhorns will stick around. If not, then roster cut-down days will be their demise.

Head coach Bill Belichick saw something in Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Jake Bequette, Nate Ebner, Alfonzo Dennard and Jeremy Ebert. But the jury is still out when it comes to their immediate impact.

The burning question is: How will these players fit into New England's system next season?

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