Thanks to all the hard work in the visit-tracking thread, we have some useful data on what positions the Pats are actually targeting. I tallied up the visits and private workouts by position, then divided them into 4 rough draft tiers. Note that the low-tier entries are more likely to be fact-finding efforts about obscure players rather than genuine signs of draft interest. Tier 1: 1st-2nd Tier 2: 2nd-4th Tier 3: 4th-6th Tier 4: 6th-UDFA In the table below, some interesting patterns emerge. The way I read it: - Our focus on OLB is on target. A virtual certainty for day 1. - At CB & DE, there's little interest in depth. It's likely impact starter or bust. - FS is not considered a need, but like many of us, they do like Delmas. - SS & OG are solid targets in rounds 2-3. - Unlike some here, they're not thinking ILB or OT day 1. - They'll look at offensive skill players in the middle rounds. - Chris Hanson should be worried. - My cherished vision of Barwin-Gilbert-Wood-SS fits perfectly.