Tyrann Mathieu, Tank Carradine Top List of Patriots’ Potential Picks on Day 2 of NFL Draft (Photos)

Tyrann MathieuThe first day of the NFL draft was rather uneventful for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. But the next two should hold much more excitement.

After more than three hours of waiting to get on the clock, the Patriots quickly took themselves off it by dealing away the 29th pick. In return, they pulled off a heist in getting four draft picks from the Minnesota Vikings.

So, entering Friday’s festivities, the Patriots will sit down in the war room with double the load they anticipated. That doesn’t necessarily mean their four picks will turn into four players, but there is a good chance they’ll at least snag three.

Here is a list of the Patriots’ four picks entering Day 2 of the draft.

Second round (52 overall)
Second round (59)
Third round (83)
Third round (91)

The Patriots still have glaring needs at wide receiver and defensive back, and the defensive line always seems to be a priority, too. With a few surprises filling out the first round, there is plenty of talent left over at each of those positions, including guys like Tennessee’s Justin Hunter and Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks.

So, with four picks to work with on Day 2, here are some players likely to be discussed inside the confines of the Patriots’ war room.

Click here to see the best options for the Patriots on Day 2 >>

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