When a team doesn’t win the Super Bowl, but does go deep into the playoffs, they’re put in an extremely agonizing position. It proved that they were good enough to make it that far, but were missing a critical piece or two that would have ultimately won a Lombardi Trophy. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get out of that hole because they will be drafting so late. Let’s take a look at some teams that need to bolster their position and trade up during the 2012 NFL draft. New England Patriots The Super Bowl runners-up direly need a pass-rusher or a shutdown guy in the secondary. They have two picks late in the first round and should parlay those into a deal to have a pick in the middle of the first day. While they could stay pat and take risks on high-upside guys like Janoris Jenkins, they would be better served sliding up to select someone like Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick or Courtney Upshaw.Belichick loves his Saban-educated players, after all. San Francisco 49ers The 49ers will be selecting at No. 30 unless they make their way up via trade. They had a great offseason and added a number of elite receivers, but it will be tough to get them the ball if Alex Smith is under pressure and Frank Gore can’t break big runs. Which Playoff Failure Has Most to Gain by Trading Up? Which Playoff Failure Has Most to Gain by Trading Up? Patriots 0% 49ers 0% Packers 0% Total votes: 0 It’s likely that they draft a guard, so trading up and picking David DeCastro—the best prospect at the position since Steve Hutchinson—would be a big boost to the team. Green Bay Packers After going 15-1 during the regular season, you wouldn’t think that the Pack had any huge needs. However, they severely lacked a pass rush and it was their downfall during the playoffs. If it weren’t for Aaron Rodgers, this team would never be able to win shootouts. By trading up and selecting an elite sack machine, they might not get into as many. Melvin Ingram or Quinton Coples would be solid, high-upside picks if they decide to make a big move into the early first round. 2012 NFL DRAFT ORDER PLUS LATEST FIRST ROUND MOCK1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14): Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford2. *Washington Redskins (5-11): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13): Matt Kalil, OT, USC4. Cleveland Browns (4-12): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU6. *St. Louis Rams (2-14): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina8. Miami Dolphins (6-10): Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M9. Carolina Panthers (6-10): Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College10. Buffalo Bills (6-10): Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina11. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9): David DeCastro, OG, Stanford12. Seattle Seahawks (7-9): Quinton Coples, DE, UNC13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa14. Dallas Cowboys (8-7): Mark Barron, S, Alabama15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8): Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State16. New York Jets (8-8): Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama17. Cincinnati Bengals (via OAK 8-8): Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame18. San Diego Chargers (8-8): Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse19. Chicago Bears (8-8): Nick Perry, DE, USC20. Tennessee Titans (9-7): Michael Brockers, DT, LSU21. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7): Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama22. Cleveland Browns (via ATL 10-6): Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor23. Detroit Lions (10-6): Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4): Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama25. Denver Broncos (8-8): Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech26. Houston Texans (10-6): Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis27. New England Patriots (via NO 13-3): Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State28. Green Bay Packers (15-1): Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois29. Baltimore Ravens (12-4): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford30. San Francisco 49ers (13-3): Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin31. New England Patriots (13-3): Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut32. New York Giants (9-7): Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford *Rams trade No. 2 overall pick to Redskins for 2012, 2013, 2014 first-round picks and 2012 second-round pick.