Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Patriots 

January, 15, 2014
The New England Patriots will once again be picking near the bottom of the first round, which is familiar territory for them based on their consistent on-field success.

Based on team needs and roster composition, this could be a draft in which the team focuses on the line of scrimmage, putting defensive tackle, offensive line and tight end as stronger possibilities with a high-round pick.

Notre Dame has two highly touted prospects along the defensive line in Stephon Tuitt (6-foo-6, 303 pounds) and Louis Nix III (6-3, 340) whose measurables would match up with a Patriots-type prototype.