Up until the 2014 NFL draft, I will be taking a look around the league at each NFL team and analyzing their situations leading up to the draft. This page will contain my individual team analysis leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and I will be providing periodic updates over the next few months. Be sure to check out my actual 2014 NFL Mock Draft predictions as well, in addition to the analysis I'll be providing for all 30 NFL teams and their potential draft needs.
2014 NFL Mock Draft Analysis - New England Patriots
Top Free Agents
LB – Brandon Spikes
CB – Aqib Talib
C – Ryan Wendell
WR – Julian Edelman
Biggest Team Needs
Wide Receiver, Cornerback, Offensive Line
Top NFL Draft Targets
The Patriots need to protect Brady better and should focus on the offensive side of things. Anthony Steen (G/C, Alabama) would be a solid start to addressing their faults. He is another up and coming versatile offensive lineman that can play all interior positions. The loss of Talib will hurt and he is likely to leave and take more money elsewhere but he didn’t cost the Patriots a thing. Another target could be Jason Verrett (CB, TCU), who is not very talked about and a bit undersized, but is an excellent football player. He is a guy who fits in with the Patriot system.