The NFL Scouting Combine results are in, and though they only provide a small portion of the information from which scouts and front office people make their decisions, the combine results will be poured over and over-analyzed for the next two months.
When projecting a New England Patriots mock draft, the most important thing to understand is where the value is going to be.
What positions are the most stocked and most likely to have the best prospects fall to the later portions of the draft when the Pats are scheduled to pick?
At this point it seems likely that New England will trade down from No. 29 overall and pick up additional second-round picks. That is where the best value seems to be.
The team's needs remain the same from our post-Super Bowl mock, but this time around, we are looking at some new players who are more likely to be available when the Pats are picking.
Things will shift again once free agency begins in two weeks, but here is our latest Patriots mock draft, post-Combine edition.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.