New England traded up twice in 2012's first round, while 2013 saw New England trade out of the draft's first day and stockpile picks.
Expect the Patriots to trade up in 2014. They have shown this year that they have the depth to withstand injuries to key players such as Vince Wilfork and Sebastian Vollmer. It is now time to add a couple talented players to put them over the top.
Over three months from the 2014 NFL draft, things are hardly set in stone, but here is one way that things might play out in New England's draft-day war room.
Note: Players were selected based on overall talent, scheme fit, positional need and projected availability.