Patriots Draft: The Best Fit for New England at Every Position

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Patriots Draft: The Best Fit for New England at Every Position
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are standing on solid ground heading into the April 25 NFL draft. And it's because there are no glaring holes on the depth chart. With the Patriots' roster significantly replenished via free agency, Bill Belichick and staff can focus on drafting prospects for value and fit.

That said, the team only has five draft picks to do so.

Yes, selections are in short supply, although that doesn't mean the Patriots can't make the most of them. 

With one draft eye focused on value and the other focused on fit, New England can find a handful of assets—regardless of round. This is a patient technique, and a wise one as well. Taking leaps of faith on players due to dire necessity is no way to build a successful franchise.

This strategy also means the team's brass may draft a head-scratcher—like a running back or a tight end—when in fact there's no immediate need for either of those positions.

So which members of the 2013 draft class would provide the Patriots with both value and fit?

Here's one option for every position.

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