ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. lists some names that might be on the Patriots' radar in a video segment for ESPNBoston.com. He starts at linebacker and needs in the front seven, identifying Michigan's Brandon Graham as a solid first-round choice for New England.
In addition to Graham, Kiper touches on Texas defensive end/outside linebacker Sergio Kindle and Texas Christian defensive end/outside linebacker Jerry Hughes. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow are also part of the discussion.