McShay Mock Draft 1.0: Patriots

Another season, another AFC East title for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Brady has jelled with his rookie wide receivers and has kept this offense producing at a high level despite not having Aaron Hernandez all season and Rob Gronkowski for most of the season. New England has dealt with a tremendous amount of injuries this season, and could use some help on defense, but remains a threat to make the Super Bowl in the AFC.

What do the Pats need in the draft?

Todd McShay released his first 2014 mock draft Wednesday, and in doing so identified the biggest areas of need for the Patriots. New England could use help at offensive guard, defensive tackle, cornerback, defensive end, tight end and safety. Here’s who McShay believes will provide the best fit for New England in Round 1.