New England Patriots' Day 2 2014 NFL Draft Primer

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New England Patriots' Day 2 2014 NFL Draft Primer
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The New England Patriots surprised many observers in the first round, selecting a tantalizing talent in Dominique Easley who comes with glaring medical red flags.  Considering the quarterback slide, it seemed likely the Pats would trade out of the first round and pile up picks in Day 2.

Instead, New England went for the premium talent, a swing-for-the-fences mindset that contrasts how the Pats have typically acted in the past.  Nevertheless, Easley's addition does address a major need, both in position and skill set.

So where do the Patriots go from here?  The second and third rounds are typically where the Pats have made their hay, so while the Easley selection was intriguing, Friday night is arguably more critical to their 2014 roster construction.

As the Patriots demonstrated yet again, they are among the most unpredictable teams in the league.  Here's a look at their remaining needs and possible targets for Day 2.

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