Here's what Sporting News has in their latest mock draft on March 5th, the first after the combine. 1/7) Vernon Gholston, DE, OSU: (from San Francisco) The Patriots need an outside linebacker who rushes the passer and is a force against the run. After Gholston's workout at the Combine, the Patriots believe he can be that man. (Other notables: Has Ryan Clady going 1st overall with Chris Long 2nd, Quentin Groves 13th) 2/62) Dan Connor, OLB, PSU: Age is an increasing factor at inside linebacker. Connor will help make the position younger and have a year of tutoring from Tedy Bruschi before becoming a starter. 3/69) Chris Johnson, RB, ECU: (from Oakland) Johnson would an explosive back to spell starter Laurence Maroney. He also would be groomed to replace Kevin Faulk, who turns 32 in June. 3/94) Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas: The Patriots should gamble on the fast Finley to see if he can maximize his talent and become a big-time receiving threat.