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Is there danger in drafting for need?

Questions continue to pile up as crucial draft for Patriots is just days away

Updated: April 21, 2010, 8:16 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

One thought I had as this year's NFL draft nears is that the Patriots, with many needs to address, have to be careful about a 1998-like situation.

That was my second year covering the team and one of the things I remember is that the Patriots felt good about the players they came away with in the draft because they plugged specific spots.

The top of the draft looked like this:

1a. RB Robert Edwards 1b. CB Tebucky Jones 2a. WR Tony Simmons 2b. ...

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