Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Patriots 

January, 15, 2014
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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.

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