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Feeling Pats’ draft

We’re not alone in thinking the Patriots netted an eventual ‘A’ grade in last year’s draft.

We’re not alone in thinking the Patriots netted an eventual ‘A’ grade in last year’s draft.

After all, Defensive Rookie of the Year runner-up Devin McCourty and stud tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez is quite a haul.

This year, New England has two first-round picks, as well as the opening selection in the second round. Here’s three guys the Pats should target with those lofty picks?— even though they wouldn’t be able to sign them until after a new CBA is in place.

Cameron Jordan, DE, California
One thing the Pats need to address before 2011 is their pass rush; opposing QBs spent too much time in the pocket picking apart the secondary. Cue Jordan. Reports are that he has the tools to start in a 3-4 defense ... and with his speed and athleticism, could probably move to OLB.

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
New England needs look no further than the last stop on the B Line to address its OL needs. With LT Matt Light set for free agency?(and going on 33 years old), the Pats should consider retooling.

Castonzo has the experience to help quickly — and his 6-7, 295-pound frame makes him a beast on the line.

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
It’s not like Bill Belichick to draft a highly touted offensive player, especially one with as much hype as Ingram. But let’s be honest — the NFL is a two-back league now. As fun as it is to watch Danny Woodhead scurry around, they need another dependable guy.

 
 
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