So let's have some fun to take our minds off things. Here are the rules. We will be using CBS top NFL prospect rankings. NFL Draft - 2013 NFL Draft Prospects - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com In round 1 you can take anyone at up to the pick number or below. In round 2 you can take anyone at up to 5 picks above or below. In rounds 3 you can take anyone at up to 10 picks above or below. In rounds 4 and later you can take anyone at up to 15 pick above or below. You can make up to 3 trades using the NFL trade value chart. Try to be within the trade value or slightly less. Draft Countdown - Trade Value Chart Have fun and let's see how you draft! Here are the Patriots picks: 1st round #29 2nd round #59 3rd round #91 (later round picks are approximate because comp picks haven't been awarded yet but good enough for this exercise!) 7th round from Bucs #13 in round 7 #205 7th round own #29 in round 7 #221 *Optional - Special just for fun rule! Imagine that the Cleveland Browns have traded the #6 overall pick to the Patriots for Ryan Mallet!! Patriots 2013 Draft Trade - New England trades Ryan Mallett to Cleveland for pick #6 Round 1 #6 Star Lotulelei DT 6-3 320 Utah A monster DL to collapse pockets and a future successor to Wilfork. Some compare him to a young Haloti Ngata. Trade - New England trades pick #29 to Tennessee for pick #40 and #106 and #137 Round 2 #40 Matt Elam S 5-10 202 Florida A ballhawking safety for the secondary. #59 Markus Wheaton WR 5-11 183 Oregon State A speedster WR to stretch the field. Passed Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmanzedah as the school's most productive wideout ever. Round 3 #91 Jelani Jenkins LB 6-0 237 Florida The Florida connection continues. This time with a pass coverage specialist linebacker to help matchup against the increasing number of athletic tight ends in the NFL. Round 4 #106 Robert Lester S 6-1 212 Alabama Doubling up on a position of need is a typical BB technique. If you strike out on one pick, you can still hit on the other, and if you hit on both you are really set at the position. We've hit the Alabama football factory before as seen in Hightower. Round 5 #137 Zac Dysert QB 6-3 224 Miami (Ohio) Now that Mallet is leaving town, the Pats need a new QB prospect to groom. This young passer has shown steady improvement in each of his seasons as a starter. Round 7 #205 Micah Hyde CB 6-0 196 Iowa A 4 year corner who was the leader of his defense. Has good size for the position and added versatility via special teams. Could evolve into a solid nickel corner for the Pats. #221 Brandon Kaufman WR 6-4 214 Eastern Washington A big tall target who was a man amongst boys at Eastern Washington. Kaufman hopes to follow the footsteps of alumni Taiwan Jones and Matt Johnson to success at the NFL level. Kaufman's 1,850 yard 16 TD 19.9 ypc senior season screams big play threat. Hope you enjoyed reading this early mock attempt! Now let's see yours!