But why take today what you can get tomorrow? There are plenty of talented players for the Patriots and other teams to go after when the 2012 NFL Draft resumes Friday night at 7.
Here's a look at some of those names, by position at spots the Patriots might target:
* Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama * JTrumaine Johnson, DB, Montana * JCasey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt * JBrandon Boykin CB/KR, Georgia * JBrandon Taylor, S, LSU * JMarkell Martin, S, Oklahoma St.
* JAlameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington * JKendell Reyes, DT, UConn * JDevon Still, DT, Penn State * JJosh Chapman, DT, Alabama
* JIsaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati * JLaMichael James, RB, Oregon * JRobert Turbin, RB, Utah State * JBernard Pierce, RB, Temple
* WR * * JStephen Hill, WR, Georgia * JRueben Randle, WR, LSU * JBrian Quick, WR, Appalachian State * JJoe Adams, WR, Arkansas * JT.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International * JRyan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma