The rush will be on for DE's and LB's. This an incredible Day One at these positions. Much depends on Belichick's draft board and how the draft runs, but having four picks between 20 and 50 will be sweet (I expext to move up from 58). TEN OUT OF REACH PLAYERS I expect the following players to be long gone. QB Stafford, Sanchez OT Smith, Monroe, Oher, Smith LB Curry DE Orapko WR Crabtree DT Raji ================================= LOOK AT THE BOARD AFTER THE TOP TEN (29 players) We get can two at 23 and 34. HALF the board is composed of linebackers and defensive ends. I'm sure that several of these are NOT on the patriots board. Also, I expect some players not on this board to be drafted before 34. QB Freeman OT Britton, Beatty, Meredith WR Harvin, Maclin, Hicks, Heyward-Bey DB Davis, Smith, Butler RB Moreno, Wells, Brown TE Pettigrew DE Jackson, Hood, Gilbert, Johnson OLB/DE Cushing, Ayers, Matthews, Barwin, Maybin, Brown, Sintim, English ILB Maualuga, Laurinitis CONCLUSION Linebackers or defensive ends are likely to be the best value available (or close) when we draft at 23 and 34, although we might have to add a pick to move up for the player we want. Some of these players could be still left at 47, although I wouldn't expect it or count on it.