Here's the latest 53-man forecast... QB - Brady, Hoyer, Mallett RB - Ridley, Vereen, Woodhead, (Larsen/Fiametta) WR - Welker, Lloyd, Branch, (Ochocinco/Stallworth/Gonzalez), Edelman, Slater TE - Gronkowski, Hernandez, Fell OT - Light, Solder, Vollmer, Cannon OG - Mankins, Waters, Gallery OC - Connolly, Wendell DL - Wilfork, Deaderick, Love, Fanene, Brace, Pryor OLB - Ninkovich, Scott, Carpenter, Cunningham ILB - Mayo, Spikes, Fletcher, White, Koutouvides CB - McCourty, Allen, Arrington, Dowling, Moore, Cole S - Chung, Gregory, Brown, Barrett P - Mesko K - Gostkowski LS - Aiken Some uncertainty on the OL. This assumes neither Light nor Waters decides to retire. Also, there are rumors Koppen might still be back. Depending on how those decisions play out, we may want to spend a draft pick on a tall 300#er with good feet and long arms. To my own surprise, I actually believe that outside pass rush is not our top need. I rank it third after DL and DB. We have Nink, Scott, Carpenter, Cunningham and the chance of getting Carter back. Not an earth shattering crew, but there is youth and upside. It's enough to field a team. Better than our Tully Banta Cain years. More urgent, BB needs to find a way to replace and upgrade Shawn Ellis and Gerard Warren. Brace has not stepped forward, Pryor feels like a roster placeholder. Deaderick should be deeper on the depth chart than our de facto starter. The secondary is clearly missing an anchor, our own Ed Reed or a new Ty Law, someone who'll come up with the big play when we need it and share the leadership load with Chung. If McCourty re-asserts himself, that would be a huge step. But even so, one more playmaker would set this defense on a different plane.