I read a few rumors (forgot at what site) that the pats are making it top priority to upgrade at CB, through trade or free agency. While Samuel has played admirably, Pats brass thinks he's a step slow for a starting corner and that teams are picking on him for that reason. This makes me wonder, could Samuel start at SS as Rodney's long term replacement? His game seems similar to Rodney's (hard hits, knack for big ints). While Samuel is undersized for the position, he's bigger than Hawkins, who played well this year. With Samuel at SS, we could start Hobbs and a vet, play Gay and Starks at the nickel and dime, and use an early draft pick on another young corner to groom. What does everyone think?