This is what the patriots do, they identify talent and then trade down until there is no one left to trade down with. you could see how many teams were milking the clock trying to trade down, they couldent find anyone and had to pick. Even baltimore who many consider the best drafters had a huge problem with the language of a deal with the bears and it cost them a spot. The Patriots not only manage to find a trade partner, they manage to fleece that trade partner. Solder at #17 shouldn't surprise anyone, nor should it worry anyone, the Giants, eagles, colts and bears all were interested in O-linemen, since the patriots picked before each of these teams, they were able to pick the player they valued the most at the position, this is a great thing, because the patriots did something similar last year, picking Mccourty and leaving the jets with Kyle Wilson. The Patriots must value Solder Greatly picking him at 17, if Scar and BB are confident in picking Solder at 17, so am i. -- The Patriots have set themselves up nicely for round 2 and 3, they now have 5 picks on day 2, with ammunition in the later rounds to move around and pick up who they value most. with the recent success the patriots have had in round 2, we should be enthusiastic headed there, the patriots i suspect will move around round 2 and pick the players they want who are left. i suspect the patriots will trade #33 in exchange for something similar to what they got from NO, a 2012 first and a 2011 2nd, if they cant find this deal, they are still in great position to get any player they want at great value be it Ayers, Reed, Bowers, Acho, Williams, moore ECT.