9. Shaun Phillips, LB, San Diego Chargers
The Patriots have one of the best linebacker corps in football with Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and Dont’a Hightower. One thing all three players lack, though, is great pass-rushing skills. Phillips, who managed 9 1/2 sacks in 2012, would offer the Patriots a great pass-rushing option outside of Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich. He’s also sound in coverage, which the Patriots desperately need to improve at their second level.