Patriots 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions After Week 1 of Free Agency

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Patriots 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions After Week 1 of Free Agency
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The first week of NFL free agency has drawn to a close, leaving a flurry of questions to be settled in its aftermath. That said, all 32 front offices now have a better understanding as to how April's draft will take shape.

One team, however, is harder to read than the rest: the New England Patriots.

Head coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio have seen slot receiver Wes Welker join the Denver Broncos, third-down back Danny Woodhead land with the San Diego Chargers, and offensive guard Donald Thomas ship out to the Indianapolis Colts.

On the flip side, New England has agreed to terms with St. Louis Rams slot target Danny Amendola, Seattle Seahawks returner Leon Washington, Buffalo Bills wideout Donald Jones and even Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson.

By also managing to retain the services of nickelback Kyle Arrington and starting right cornerback Aqib Talib, the Patriots have some flexibility as the 2013 draft at Radio City Music Hall looms.

How will all these transactions affect New England's draft plans and direction moving forward?

With the recent moves, the Patriots do have some flexibility in the draft.

Here are five talents who could be Foxborough fits now that the initial dominoes of free agency have fallen.


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