In the wake of the borderline blockbuster deal which sent Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots now have two picks in each of the 2011 NFL draft's first four rounds.
The Patriots have made a habit in recent years of trading down in the draft and moving disgruntled players, always in the name of accumulating more draft picks.
This year, however, with so many picks at that their disposal, the Patriots will be able to reload even without using all of their picks. This Patriots team is built for success, but with a few successful draft choices, they could extend their dynasty further into the next decade.
Tom Brady again looks like one of the NFL's best quarterbacks, but he cannot do it alone. With a young and developing defense and an offense that just lost its most game-changing weapon, the Patriots are a very good team with a few holes to fill.
Luckily, they have eight picks in the first four rounds of the draft, including the crown jewel that is Oakland's first-round selection. Let's take a look at the five needs the Patriots absolutely need to fill in order to compete with the New York Jets in the AFC East.