One of my thoughts on the draft is to think two years out. The Patriots definately draft for immediate need, but they also attempt to draft for second year need. This post is an attempt to look at the current roster and current contract situations to project what the 2013 Opening Day starting line-ups look like and to see where there are obvious holes. I am projecting rookies and 2nd year players to continue to improve if they have already shown NFL competence. Offense QB: Brady with Mallet as a back-up, no worries. RB: Ridley/Vereen --- minimal worries. LOT: Solder --- no worries ROT: open LG: Mankins --- no worries C: open RG: Cannon --- let's see if he develops TE1: Gronkowsi no worries TE2: Hernandez no worries WR1: Ochocinco --- MASSIVE worry WR2: Price --- MASSIVE worry WR3: open Defense assuming a 4-3 base NT: Wilfork --- no worries DT: Deadrick --- mild worries/injuries DE (power): open DE (pass-rush): open WLB: open MLB: Spikes --- no worries SLB: open LS: open RS: open LCB: McCourty mild worries RCB: Dowling medium worries/injuries NB: open Several open starting spots for the 2013 will be address this off-season by resignings (Welker for WR1, Vollmer for RT, Mayo for WLB, Chung for a safety spot), and sevearl of the big worry spots (WR2, 3, safety, OLB should be addressed by double-dipping in FA and the draft over the next two years.