One of the best in the business when it comes to predraft publications is Nolan Nawrocki from Pro Football Weekly.
Nawrocki's second version of his 2012 mock draft is up and here's where he's got the Patriots going.
27. New England Patriots(from New Orleans)Kendall ReyesDTConnecticutThe Patriots are more than capable of stuffing the run with Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love, but they could benefit from more interior penetration, and Reyes has the traits and makeup to appeal to a coaching staff that is one of the best in the league in developing talent.
31. New England PatriotsStephen HillWRGeorgia TechJr.Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels took a shot on Demaryius Thomas in Denver, and with Chad Ochocinco failing to grasp the offense, the team is still in need of a legitimate vertical threat.
Mary Paoletti spoke with Reyes before the NFL Combine. His stock has risen since. (I mean since the Combine, not since he talked to Paoletti. Although she could have been a factor.)
Hill, meanwhile, has been a player that's I've found intriguing since he ripped it up at the Combine. But I'm always the engineer on the "get a big wideout" train so at least Nawrocki's backing me a little.