Many mock drafts have defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman going to the Pats at 29th overall now, after tight end Jace Amaro was the popular pick early in the offseason. Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley has also been a recent popular connection to the Patriots.
But what about the other potential prospects that might be under the radar as far as the draft pundits are concerned? The Patriots usually zig when the rest of the league thinks they'll zag, so there are sure to be surprises early and often on draft weekend.
Here's a list of a collection of prospects across the spectrum who could fit just what the Patriots need.