New England Patriots 2018 NFL mock draft: Projecting the first 3 rounds

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With two first and second round picks, the New England Patriots have quite a bit of draft stock heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 2018 Draft is around the corner, and the New England Patriots have many holes still needing to be filled. Here is an in-depth look at the 5 prospects I believe the Patriots will select in the 2018 NFL draft.

As I have previously stated, the 2018 draft is a crucial one for the Patriots.

After allowing 41 points to a backup Quarterback in the Super Bowl, it was clear the Pats needed a major facelift on defense. Losing 3 key contributors on offense in Dion Lewis, Nate Solder and Danny Amendola also leave positions to be desired on the offensive side of the football.

Bill Belichick is in need of a standout draft class to bring the team into its next era, and this draft pool may just be the way he does this.

Here is an ideal Patriots 4 round mock draft.