According to Pro Football Weekly's 2009 NFL Preview issue, Seymour was ranked #6 of all the DE's. Warren was ranked #10 and Green was ranked in the top 37 ( no # given). Considering there are 32 teams being ranked in the top 37 as mostly a back up is pretty good. Big Vince is #7 of the DT's. I know that this is another media outlet but these rankings were a consensus among several GM's as well as the PFW staff. Will Green be a drop off from Seymour? Yes, he will. However if you add Brace, Pryor and Wright into the mix then the drop off will not be that great IMO. We will have to see how it all plays out but I don't think that losing Seymour, as much as I like him, will be a huge problem for the Patriots defense this year. Thoughts?