We have lots of 2010 needs. Some will be be met by re-signing our own. Some will be met through trades. Others will be met through free agent signings. How many 2010 contributers is it reasonable to expect from the 2010 draft? How about how many contributers, including future contributers. I think that we tend to expect too much. Should we really expect to fill more holes than we did in 2009? Should we really trade 5 picks before the 6th for two in the 10-15 range in the HOPE that both will be top contributers in 2010? ==================================================== In the "great" drafts from 2001-2004, we ended up with 2, 4 or 6 contributers depending on the year. I include special teamers in my listings. I'm sure that I left out a couple. I have not listed UDFA's. 2001 Seymour, Light 2002 Graham, Branch, Green, Givens 2003 Warren, Wilson, Johnson, Samuel, Koppen, Banta-Cain 2004 Wilfork, Watson In 2005-2008, we had 1-5 contributers, depending on year 2005 Mankins, Hobbs, Kaczur, Sanders, Cassel 2006 Maroney, Gostkowski, K. Smith, Andrews (a weak showing) 2007 Meriweather (we traded for Moss and Welker) 2008 Mayo, Wilhite, Slater In 2009, we had 6 contributers and we are hoping for future contributions from McKenzie, Tate, Brace, Ohrnberger, Richard and Bussey. Butler and Vollmer seem to be top picks. 1) VOLLMER (starter by midseason) 2) BUTLER (nickel back and occasional returner) 3) EDELMAN (backup WR, backup returner) 4) PRYOR (backup DL) 5) INGRAM (deep snapper) 6) CHUNG (special teamer and #4 safety) =================================== BOTTOM LINE I would be fine with trading DOWN in a deep 2010 draft and HOPE to end up with six contributers. Unfortunately, we NEED to have at least TWO contributers from the draft: at OG and DE.