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Wednesday May 7th, 2014

Tom Brady said he was fighting a cold prior to the Patriots' win over the Colts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) New England quarterback Tom Brady threw for 4,343 yards and 25 touchdowns last season. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

With a 12-4 record in 2013, the New England Patriots won the AFC East for the fifth straight season. The Patriots have eight picks in the 2014 NFL draft and could look to help their run defense, which ranked 30th in last season. SI.com's Chris Burke writes that "depth is the goal here, be it off the edge (likely with a DE in the Rob Ninkovich/Chandler Jones mold) or at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. 

Needs: Defensive line, center, wide receiver

Here is the list of the Patriots' picks in this year’s draft:

Last updated May 9, 10a.m.

Round 1, Pick 29 (29): Dominique Easley

Round 2, Pick 30 (62)

Round 3, Pick 29 (93)

Round 4, Pick 30 (130)

Round 4, Pick 40 (140)

Round 6, Pick 22 (198)

Round 6, Pick 30 (206)

Round 7, Pick 29 (244)

More SI.com NFL draft coverage:

BURKE & FARRAR: Grading each first-round pick

BANKS: Welcome to Cleveland, Johnny Football

BURKE: Reaches and steals of Round 1

KING: Inside one team’s gutsy trade up in the draft

SI.COM STAFF: 2014 NFL draft: Latest rumors, buzz

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