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Could Patriots buy low on one of these dinged-up draft prospects?

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Over the years, the Patriots have shown an extraordinary willingness to buy low on draft prospects who have had injury issues coming out of college. Their philosophy? These talents have seen their draft stock take a dip because of various health problems, but with the benefit of some time in the New England system, they can theoretically surpass their draft status and become stars. In some cases, it works (Rob Gronkowski, Malcolm Mitchell). In others, not so much (Dominique Easley). With that in mind, here are six prospects in this year’s draft class who have struggled with injury, and as a result, could drop into New England's draft range.