All, Gil Brandt has this great list of team needs on NFL.com. He lists each team in the order of the first round, and then has a column for every teams #1 need, #2 need, and #3 need. I was surprised to see that while he shows the Pats #1 need as LB, only one other team that picks in front of them had LB as their #1 need (Minn.). And, only one other team picking in front of them had LB as their #2 need (SF). Of course, I realize teams do pick for best value over need (if their smart), and this doesn't mean a whole lot, but it is encouraging. I'm hoping a certain Fla St DE/OLB or NC St DE/OLB slips to them, and this could mean it's at least a little more likely. We shall see.