Patriots Mock Draft: Instant Contributors New England Can Find in Every Round

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Patriots Mock Draft: Instant Contributors New England Can Find in Every Round
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots don't build through free agency. They build through the draft.

Because of this, New England has been able to find instant contributors right out of the gate. Just from last year's draft, the Patriots landed four players who saw starting work as rookies.

Once April 25 rolls around, the Patriots will be back on the clock in search of the most NFL-ready talent.

The Patriots currently own just five selections, which could very well change in order to accumulate picks, in the 2013 draft. But the one thing that won't change is New England's criteria for college prospects.

While some franchises opt for project players with high ceilings, the Patriots opt for immediate impact.

With that in mind, it's time to look at the best plug-and-play options available at New England's respective picks.


*Note: Alternate picks are listed based on availability

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