I see a potential trade coming in 2008, one that would be very ironic, and one where Belichick would really be giving his middle finger to the league. Now, not trying to jinx the team, but this is POSSIBLE scenario. The Patriots get the 49ers pick, say it is between 5 and 10. Now, it is pretty likely that BB will want to trade the pick. For one, the Patriots want to continue winning now, and although they won't make desperate trades, they are always looking for veterans who have something to prove. Additionally, the team probably won't want to spend $30M on an unproven rookie, as that will freeze up a lot of money. The Patriots will be looking for a trading partner, and there is one trading partner that will be PERFECT. A team that is in such dire straights right now that it has reached an all-time low, where veteran players are begging to be traded to a winner. Ladies and gentleman, the Patriots have traded their first round pick to the Miami Dolphins for Jason Taylor, and the Miami Dolphins second round pick (32nd overall). Despite the NFL's attempt to take away the Patriots' pick, the Super Bowl champions get a "second rounder" with the same 32nd pick that got taken away. Oh, and they get Jason Taylor. Roger Goodell walks to the podium, and with a loud, booing crowd, he looks embarassed when he reads: "With the 32nd pick of the NFL draft, the New England Patriots select..." Oh, the irony. Could it happen?