Minnesota drafted former Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with the No. 29 pick. In return, New England got Minnesota’s second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks. This essentially makes up for the three picks New England lost in prior trades for Aqib Talib, Chad Johnson and Albert Haynesworth.
New England is the only AFC team which didn’t make a pick in the first round. The Patriots have a couple holes, but nothing huge. New England will build depth on its roster starting in the second round.