New England Patriots Mock Draft 2.0: Full 7-Round Predictions

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Sep 13, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) rushes against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The defending champion New England Patriots know the crown may not sit on their head for very long unless they continue to draft well.  Here is a New England Patriots mock draft for seven rounds.

1st Round

47. As the Super Bowl champions, the Patriots are free to make any pick they wish.  Why should they feel any sort of reluctance to take a gamble on a running back with enormous upside like Todd Gurley?  Yes, he had the torn ACL but before that he was the best back in college football.  Getting him back at full strength behind Tom Brady simply would be cheating.. RB. Georgia. Todd Gurley. 32. player

2nd Round

47. Just because they won the title doesn’t mean it came easy for the Patriots.  Brady was able to mask just how poorly his offensive line played in that game, allowing frequent pressures especially up the middle.  Improving both guard positions should be on the agenda.  Tre’ Jackson didn’t have as good a year as 2013 but he’s still one of the best at his position with size, athleticism and an aggressive attitude.. OG. Florida State. Tre' Jackson. 64. player

3rd Round

47. Technique and quickness are the core of his game.  Marcus Hardison checks all the boxes in terms of looking like a future disruptor with 6’3″ height, 33.5 inch arms and a solid 307 lbs frame.  He’s smart and demonstrates good pad level and instinct to regularly create problems in the backfield.. DE. Arizona State. Marcus Hardison. 96. player

Next: Rounds 4-7