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2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Patriots Add to Backfield with Their Fourth Pick

LeShoure Joins the Lawfirm Of BenJarvus Green-Ellis

The New England Patriots do not need a lot of picks in this draft, so of course they are loaded this year.

The Patriots have two picks in each of the first three rounds, so two rounds in here we are at pick number four. In this mock draft I have had the Patriots take a pass rusher, a wide receiver, an offensive lineman and now they take a running back.

Mikel LeShoure is a good prospect and the Patriots have a need to add depth to their backfield. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a good running back, but he is no Maurice Jones-Drew or Chris Johnson.

This is not to say LeShoure is (It is a little premature to be making those kinds of predictions), but it is saying the Patriots could use a little more depth in the backfield.

Tom "I cry a lot" Brady could benefit from having more options out of the backfield and it never hurts to have a great running game, just ask the Chiefs.

33. New England Patriots: Benjamin Ijalana
34. Buffalo Bills: Stephen Paea
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett
36. Denver Broncos: Jimmy Smith
49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marvin Austin
50. San Diego Chargers: Martez Wilson
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Allen Bailey
52. New York Giants: Kyle Rudolph
37. Cleveland Browns: Randall Cobb
38. Arizona Cardinals: Danny Watkins
39. Tennessee Titans: Stefan Wisniewski
40. Dallas Cowboys: Rahim Moore
53. Indianapolis Colts: Titus Young
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Burton
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Baldwin
56. New Orleans Saints: Davon House
41. Washington Redskins: Christian Ponder
42. Houston Texans: Brandon Harris
43. Minnesota Vikings: Jabaal Sheard
44. Detroit Lions: Curtis Brown
57. Seattle Seahawks: Colin Kaepernick
58. Baltimore Ravens: Rodney Hudson
59. Atlanta Falcons: Leonard Hankerson
60. New England Patriots: Mikel LeShoure
45. San Francisco 49ers: Sam Acho
46. Denver Broncos: Drake Nevis
47. St. Louis Rams: Ryan Williams
48. Oakland Raiders: Ras-I-Dowling
61. San Diego Chargers: Mason Foster
62. Chicago Bears: Jurrell Casey
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Sash
64. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Cannon

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