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The Patriots had one of the most explosive offenses, and yet most of their picks were spent on offense.
They upgraded their offensive line with Nate Solder which was a solid pick, even if he is still developing.
The Patriots though spent back to back picks on running backs with Shane Vereen and Steven Ridley in the second and third round. They needed a running back for depth, but why spend two high picks on the position.
The Patriots needed to upgrade an average pass rush and they had many opportunities to do that, but passed on that opportunity. They had the chance of drafting guys like Jabaal Sheard and Brooks Reed in the second, but passed on them.
They even spent a pick on a blocking tight end, even though they have the best depth of tight ends in the NFL with Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Alge Crumpler.
The Pats had a chance to ascend to the top with a great draft, but failed to do so.