Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw is the Pats’ projected first pick according to NFL.com
New England Patriots fans are still reeling from the Super Bowl 46 loss, but things are already looking up for Patriot Nation. The Pats are the odds on favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl according to Vegas gambling gurus, and the Belichick braintrust has not one but TWO picks in each of the first two rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. This gives the Patriots an opportunity to beef up their sub-par pass rush and shoddy secondary…as well as add an outside threat at WR. Bill Belichick is back in Indianapolis for the NFL combine this week scouting next year’s new additions, so cheer up Pats fans: the Dynasty isn’t dead yet.