03-19-2008, 01:08 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Mar 2006
Re: Rank areas of the team that need help from the draft #1 to #11
The most critical need is the defensive backfield for both
this year and the future. Harrison, J. Sanders, L. Sanders,
Webster, and Williams become free agents next year.
Linebacker is still unsettled until the Pats learn whether
Seau will return and a final decision is made on Seward.
In any case, young linebackers should be drafted and
groomed for the future.
A blocking tight end is a necessity plus some offensive
line help as insurance and to provide competition.
I was disappointed last year when the young punter was cut
and Sauerbrun lost due to an administrative error. Hanson is
adequate at best.
The Pats can always stand competition at nose tackle,
quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. Cassel is
in the last year of his contract so the Pats have to be looking
for his repacement. The Pats might have to use a high draft
pick in another year to find a suitable nose tackle.