The free-agency losses of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner have made the cornerback position a clear need for New England. But if mock-draft projections that have Waynes being drafted anywhere from the Bears at No. 7 to No. 14 overall (Miami Dolphins) are on target, coach Bill Belichick would need to make a significant trade to move up high enough to land him. Of course, given that Waynes was only part of a group workout for the Patriots, it's possible the club was looking more closely at any number of Michigan State draft candidates, including running back Jeremy Langford, wide receiver Tony Lippett or safety Kurtis Drummond.
Still, the importance Belichick places on the cornerback position can't be understated.