After half a season, who do you think the Pats should have drafted between these two players? McCourty has played admirably and appears to be a an extremely solid pick. Bryant is looking as good as advertised, going for three TDs tonight including a 93 yard punt return and some impressive YAC. I also noticed on several plays he seemed confused pre-snap, needing to ask Austin about the route (possibly because Kitna came in)... but it's fair to say that, also as advertised, the guy is probably not a playbook master. Also, do you think the Patriots would have drafted Bryant if they'd known what would happen with Moss? Without McCourty, the Patriots defense would be in huge trouble this year, not that the pass defense is stellar with him... but we'd be looking at Arrington/Butler/Wilhite... in other words, a nightmare.