The New England Patriots are always one of the most active and interesting teams to follow during the NFL draft. They are constantly active, trading up and down the draft board to maximize the value of each individual pick.
The Patriots also often go against the grain of common draftnik thinking, selecting players long before anyone thought those players would be taken, sometimes even stumping the television broadcast crews, who are left without highlight packages of their pick.
What the Patriots will do on draft weekend is anyone's guess, but they still have needs that must be filled that give us a good indication of which players they might be considering.
Here's what we see as the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Pats' first three picks.