Trent Richardson, Morris Claiborne Rising in Mock Draft 9.0, Patriots Eye Defensive Help

Trent Richardson, Morris Claiborne Rising in Mock Draft 9.0, Patriots Eye Defensive HelpThere's only a week until the draft, so it won't be before long until one of the sports world's most intensely covered, over-speculated and highly anticipated events is done and gone. And then the attention really focuses on the field, as teams are well into their offseason workout programs.

Let's roll out Mock Draft IX. Don't forget to come back next Thursday for the 10th and final edition.

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Previous Mocks: Mock Draft 1.0 I Mock Draft 2.0 I Mock Draft 3.0 I Mock Draft 4.0 I Mock Draft 5.0 I Mock Draft 6.0 I Mock Draft 7.0 | Mock Draft 8.0

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