Maybe this thread might be a bit early, but since most of us are expecting a great draft with 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders, and a lot of us are expecting next year to be when the team truly comes together, I figure it's worth it. What does everyone want them doing with the picks? I expect Oakland's pick to be somewhere between 8-14, and NE's pick to be somewhere between 18-26. One of the picks has gotta be an elite 3-4 defensive end prospect, IMO that's the highest priority. It's just repeating what has already been said, but the 3-4 defense is built on having a NT and at least one DE who consistently draw double teams and stuff the run. My #1 choice would be Marcell Dareus. He's got great size with some experience as a 3-4 DE, and had 6 sacks as someone who only started 4 games (most notably the sack that knocked Colt McCoy out of the championship game). They would probably need to use Oakland's pick to get him since he's poised to have a huge year but he has tons of potential and fills a need. The later first rounder IMO should be used on a receiver for several reasons. 1) The chances of Moss resigning are slim to none. There are gonna be other teams out there willing to offer more years and more money than New England will for a 34 YO receiver. 2) The NFL is becoming more pass happy every year. Just look at how the last few superbowls unfolded. The Patriots need to maintain a good passing attack after Moss leaves, and there's no way they can without replacing him. 3) Assuming most of the elite juniors enter early, there will most likely be at least one great receiver available in the later first round who would be a top 10 pick in any draft that wasn't loaded at receiver. Between Baldwin, Floyd, Green, Jones, and Posey, there will be great value at receiver if 1-2 of them fall into the 20's. So those are just my thoughts, please feel free to contribute your own, I don't want this thread to be a critique of my ideal first round next year.