#23 Round 1 Connor Barwin OLB/TE Previously I had Barwin ranked as a 2nd round pick based on the good things I heard about his abilities, his size, and his added versatility as a TE. Barwin stock just skyrocketed after the Combine where he showed off some eye popping athleticism. This kid's ceiling is very high. He's worth taking a shot on in the first round. Consolation prize: Sintim or Alphonso Smith. If Barwin is gone by 23, we can go with a different linebacker or one of the best ballhawks in this year's draft. #47 (SD) Round 2 Sean Smith S/CB Smith is an intriguing tweener with excellent size (6'4), who offers the versatility to play at S or CB. I think that he's more of a safety at the NFL level. But with this guy playing centerfield on the Pats defense, it will be very hard to go over the top. Consolation prize: Patrick Chung or Chip Vaughn. If we're lucky, Delmas but I think he'll be gone in the 1st, thus I had us taking Sean Smith. #58 Round 2 Darius Butler CB Butler displayed excellent feet and agility in the drills and had an ok 40 time at 4.53 but not impressive for a CB. That's why he might still be around in the second for the Pats to take. This is a guy who I can see staying with the quick receivers because of his footwork. Consolation prize: Jairus Byrd. Butler gets the nod for a more impressive combine showing. What have you done for me lately? #89 Round 3 Murtha Lydon OT Very impressive, athletic tackle. There wasn't a lot of buzz about Lydon before the combine, but his stock will definitely rise. I'm not even sure if he will last to the 3rd round. Consolation prize: James Casey or Shawn Nelson. If there's no offensive line upgrade available, look for the Patriots to draft BB's pet position. #120 (Comp) Round 3 Shonn Greene RB Greene is not a speed merchant. I think we all knew that going into the combine. His 4.65 drops him down to the 3rd round. He still makes for an impressive battering ram/goal line back for the Patriots, and I do believe he has the talent to beat out Heath Evans for the powerback/short yardage role. Consolation prize: Andy Levitre or Trevor Canfield. This is assuming we don't get Lydon or Greene. Investing youth in the OL is a good idea particularly with the lack of depth and Neal's brittleness.