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Community Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 27 - New England Patriots

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Finally the third receiver comes off the board, as the Houston Texans take raw deep threat Stephen Hill over speedster Kendall Wright, according to Bucs Nation readers at least. The Texans will finally have a valid receiver playing opposite the dominant Andre Johnson, but can that compensate for the loss of offensive line quality they've experienced this offseason?

Moving on to the New England Patriots, we come to the pick the New Orleans Saints gave up to select Mark Ingram last season. That doesn't look like a terribly smart move now, but what's done is done. The Patriots have a few needs, especially on defense. While their offense should be just fine the way it is, as long as they have Tom Brady, their defense has been problematic for years on end. They need pass rushers and quality defensive backs. Last season they were regularly using wide receivers as cornerbacks. That can't end well. So, who do you think they'll pick?

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor (trade)
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. St. Louis Rams (trade): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9. Carolina Panthers: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
10. Buffalo Bills: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
12. Seattle Seahawks: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
16. New York Jets: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
17. Cincinnati Bengals: David Decastro, G, Stanford
18. San Diego Chargers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
19. Chicago Bears: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
22. Cleveland Browns: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
23. Detroit Lions: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
25. Denver Broncos: Fletcher Fox, DT, Mississippi State
26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia