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Early draft selections will help Patriots stock up

Early draft selections will help Patriots stock up
Published On: Sun, Apr 15
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (99) reacts after a play aNew England Patriots during the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and its easy to see the Patriots draft plans will be a lot different from the last few years.

The Patriots have their first, first-round pick since 2015. Its the first time the team has two first-round selections since 2012. To top it off, it could be the first time in the Bill Belichick era that the Patriots pick twice in the first round and then twice in the second round. In the past two drafts, the Patriots have had only one second-round pick.

The lack of early-round picks has left the Patriots with a lack of young cornerstone pieces. Now they are in position to add quality players. Heres a look at what the Patriots could do in the draft:

First round, pick 23: Mason Rudolph, quarterback, Oklahoma State

With Tom Brady turning 41, the Patriots need to address their quarterback situation. Rudolph has good size (6-foot-5) and was productive at Oklahoma State, throwing for 4,904 yards and 37 touchdowns last season. The Patriots put Rudolph through a private workout.

First round, pick 31: Rashaan Evans, linebacker, Alabama

The Patriots need help in their front seven and the 6-3, 234-pound Evans seems like a good fit. He could help at inside and outside linebacker. He had 150 tackles and 15 sacks at Alabama in his career. He had an official visit with the Patriots, talked to the team at the combine and Bill Belichick was at his Pro Day.

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