2013 NFL Draft Prospects Who Were Born to Play for the New England Patriots

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects Who Were Born to Play for the New England Patriots
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A handful of 2013 NFL Draft prospects will suit up for the New England Patriots next season. And it won't be because of their freakish athleticism or 40-yard dash time.

It will be because of their fit in the "Patriot Way."

Yes, it's a cliche term—and an overused one at that. But the "Patriot Way" symbolizes all the prerequisites head coach Bill Belichick looks for in a player: selflessness, versatility and relentless effort.

Those three traits are carried throughout New England's roster. From special teams captain Matthew Slater to All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, the Patriots require all 53 men to do their job and put the team first.

Finding college players who jell with the organization's game plan is no easy task. Yet come April 25, it will be the only task at hand.

Here are six draft prospects who were born to run out of the Gillette Stadium tunnel.

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