Read this about the Patriot's trend/strategy around double drafting at the same position, and see what you think - Draft Strategy: Double Drafting | NFL Draft Hub Not mentioned in the article was that Mayo and Guyton were rookies in the same year. Guyton was UDFA, but the rookie experience was the same. I think there is something important in the idea of two rookies learning the playbook together. Changes the dynamic with their coaches, changes how they can observe other people make mistakes and learn from that, too. I think BB is a brilliant teacher, as much as anything else, and I do believe he thinks about these things. Also, I think Vereen practices harder knowing that he and Ridley have an equal shot at a starting nod. Gronkowski and Hernandez have been a home run for how two guys at the same position can come in and feed off each other's success. I posted a mock draft that had us picking Nick Perry (27), Andre Branch (31), Shae McClellin (48) and Vinny Curry (63) with our first four picks. That may be taking the idea a bit too far, but here's what I'd say about to the positive: I can promise that our game play at OLB would be MUCH better... and I don't even know which of those guys would get the credit. Our STs would be deeper and more explosive. And a long time roster weakness suddenly becomes a position of youth and incredible upside. Those four guys feeding off each other every day in practice, swapping notes on dropping a shoulder or reading a screen pass. Maybe all four guys is too much. Let's cut it back to just Andre Branch (27) and Shae McClellin (31). Tie them in with Ninkovich and Cunningham, and have them duke it out for starting snaps.