We are all salivating over the chance to trade Cassell and get extra picks, and I expect a trade to happen. So I ask this, how many rookies can we expect to make the team? From Mig's the Pats have 50 players signed through next year and probably 10 of those are on the bubble. There will be a few FA brought in so I am guessing that maybe 5-6 rookies make the team. That combined with last years players would mean roughly 20-25% of the roster would be 1st or 2nd year players. We are currently projected to have 5 picks in the 1st 3 rounds, with a comp pick for Asante. Does anyone else think that the Pats will ask for more future picks for Cassell rather than picks in this years draft because we already have enough early picks to find players that will make the team this year? This doesn't mean that I think the Pats won't move around in this years draft just that if we get 2 more day 1 picks this year for Cassell not all of the 1-3rd round picks will have roster slots this year. Let alone slots for diamond in the rough players, like Guyton.