ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay is already looking ahead to next April's draft, producing an early projection (Insider content) of the players who might be picked in the first round.
The Patriots have two picks and McShay leans toward the defensive side with:
Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue
Cameron Jordan, DE, California
It's always a challenge to project what players/positions the Patriots might target in the draft, but it seems few would quibble with another pass rusher and sturdy lineman up front.