1. Who is more valuable to the patriots in the coming 5-6 years? 2. How much will each one cost to retain? 3. How hard would it be to acquire a player of similar talents in each case, should the player not be retained? 4. How much would it cost to obtain a replacement for each? I guess the answer to this could be found in franchise, or better yet, transition tag numbers. IIRC, the transition tag is the average of the top ten salaries in the position. ANyone know the values for the transition tag for WR and TE? 5. The first 4 quesitons lead to: Which provides more value to the Pats: a) Extending Graham, and signing a FA WR or drafting a WR to replace Branch, or b) Extending Branch, and signing a FA TE or drafting a TE to replace Graham.