Maybe this should be in the draft section of this forum, but it's really not about who they are going to draft. The NFL rules work like this, to my understanding: If a team has a draft pick and chooses to pass, they would then be moved back one spot. For example, if the St. Louis Rams had passed on their first pick last year, then the Detroit Lions would have moved into the #1 slot, while the Rams would then pick second. In 2009, the Patriots owned (I believe) the 41st and 42nd pick and let the time run out on 41, as this made no difference to them (the picks were simply swapped.) So, here's the hypothetical question. Let's suppose that Carolina finishes last in the league and the Patriots win the Super Bowl. The Patriots would then have the 32nd and 33rd pick. The first day of the draft ends after the 32nd pick. So, let's suppose the Patriots passed on #32. Would that mean that the first day would end (since every first round draft slot, which would not include the Pats second rounder), with the Pats sitting with the top-2 second day positions? I am curious about this. In my opinion it would be an enormous advantage, since they would then have two huge bargaining chips to trade to overzealous teams with time to rationalize, or they would have an extra day to consider the two best players on the board.