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Don't be surprised to see the Patriots look at their offensive line for two reasons. One, they gave up a lot of sacks and pressures in the Super Bowl; and two, Belichick has taken many big offensive linemen with his first-round picks. Albert can play guard or tackle. The Patriots did not sign any significant talent to help the offensive line so far in free agency.
The Patriots have selected ONE Offensive Linemen (Mankins) in the first round since Belichick took over as HC. They have selected a bunch of Defensive Linemen in the first round, though.
Oh, and something worth noting is exactly where NE's been selecting their O-linemen:
2000: Klemm (2nd), and Robinson-Randall (4th)
2001: Light (2nd), and Jones (4th)
2002: No O-linemen selected
2003: Koppen (5th)
2004: No O-linemen selected
2005: Mankins (1st), and Kaczur (3rd)
2006: O'Callaghan (5th), and Stevenson (6th)
2007: Oldenburg (5th), Hilliard (6th), and Mike Elgin (7th)
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I don't buy it. Neal is, per Judas TomASSe, okay so where is the value of drafting another guard who would be at best is battling it out with Hochstein as top backup in year one. That's a lot of money to not really help the team out that much until year 3 or 4.
It's in the free section so I guess I can C&P the top ten :
"1 Miami Dolphins Jake Long, OT Michigan
2 St. Louis Rams Chris Long, DE Virginia
3 Atlanta Falcons Glenn Dorsey, DT LSU
4 Oakland Raiders *Darren McFadden, RB Arkansas
5 Kansas City Chiefs *Branden Albert, OT/G Virginia
6 New York Jets *Vernon Gholston, DE Ohio St.
7 New England Patriots (from SF) *Aqib Talib, CB Kansas
8 Baltimore Ravens Matt Ryan, QB Boston College
9 Cincinnati Bengals Sedrick Ellis, DT USC
10 New Orleans Saints Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB Tennessee St."