Despite struggling against some of the league's top teams, New England won the AFC East with its ninth straight winning season and 12th in the last 13 years.
But it is a time of upheaval for the Pats as many of their reliable veterans have been traded, released or retired in recent years.
Among them, veteran tight ends Chris Baker and Ben Watson, leaving Alge Crumpler as the only proven tight end on the roster.
With the top tight end still available and Wes Welker probably out until November, Tom Brady could use a quality receiver to weather the storm of some of the top defenses New England will face.
Despite missing all of 2009 with a knee injury, Gresham is still one of the most dynamic and explosive players in this year's class.
The Ardmore native was one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets, catching over 100 balls and 26 touchdowns in three seasons with the Sooners.
The former All-American creates match-up problems with his combination of size and speed, thereby opening up the field for Randy Moss, among others.
The Pats could use some new blood on defense, particularly at outside linebacker, but Bill Belichick has never used a first round pick on a rush linebacker.
This is a deep draft for the position; so expect them to address the D in the next few rounds.
Draft Needs: WR, TE, DL, OLB