With the 2009 NFL Draft approaching I decided to do a 2009 Mock Draft for the New England Patriots. This is every pick for the Patriots including the early second rounder they received in the Cassel deal and all compensatory picks.
I am positive you will be surprised by several of the picks and feel free to agree or disagree.
EDITED - This choice was edited after deliberation.
James Laurinaitis would be a perfect complement to Mayo.
If he is on the board at this time, then the Pats draft him. Smith would provide immediate help to a failing secondary.
Since Gaffney decided to go to Denver the Patriots need a reliable third option at receiver.
Watson has been injured and was not a factor on the field last season, neither was David Thomas. The Pats elect to get a new tight end here.
Rodney Harrison is most likely not coming back next season.
The Patriots need all the help they can get in the secondary.
He will help complement Jerod Mayo and will bring even more youth to the Patriots' aging defense.
Pats need help on the O-line in case a starter gets injured. Cadogan is an excellent pick-up.
Backup for Vince Wilfork, and if Wilfork is not re-signed, then the future replacement.
Maroney is constantly injured and has not lived up to expectations. Foster is a nice pick-up.
Quick. He is fast and will also help with the Pats' secondary and possibly thrive on special teams.
My sleeper pick in this draft. He is fast, athletic, and could back up Seymour.
In my article about Patriot's needs I mentioned they needed a punter.
Kevin Huber should be drafted here.
Feel free to disagree with this article if you want to.
If you disagree with any mention below and let me know who you think should be drafted.