In the weeks and months leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, the gang over at Pats Pulpit has been hard at work with player profiles, scouting reports and, more recently, 2011 mock drafts. (Seriously, go visit their "Draft" section -- it's amazingly thorough.)
In the Patriots mock draft, Pats Pulpit has Bill Belichick and company taking Boston College's Anthony Castonzo with their first pick (No. 17 overall), coupled with DE Cameron Heyward (Ohio St.) with pick No. 25, received in a trade with the Seattle Seahaws to move-up.
You can visit Pats Pulpit for a complete look, but here's how they sum it up:
Selected their future left tackle, right defensive end and outside linebacker, while giving up a 2011 4th round pick to move up from 28 to 25 and select Cam Heyward.
Acquired a 2012 1st round draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers after trading down from 33 to 45, giving the Patriots two first round picks in 2012.