As I look at the first couple of picks in the draft, I don't see us using one of those picks for a linebacker. Lots of positions might be solidified by a high pick: DE, NT, OG, RB or even TE (if Watson isn't re-signed). For Belichick, the place to secure upgrades at OLB is where it has always been, in free agency. I tend to agree. Of course, I am always fine is making developmental picks like Crable and McKenzie. Belichick brought in Banta-Cain, Burgess and Ninkovich this year. We all wanted more. The fault is that better quality wasn't brought in. If Burgess has worked out, Belichick would have made the correct decisions, but of course we'd still be whining. ======================================================= Looking back, we all wanted Matthews at 26, the last of the top OLB's. I am guilty of that kind of thinking, as most of us are. Using a top pick for a 3-4 passrusher is a very risky proposition. Perhaps free agency is indeed the best option. ========================== BOTTOM LINE My bottom line for the draft is that I would like to come out of the draft having solidified the lines. The 2010 draft looks to 2011 where we will have no guards and will need to replace Wilfork and Green. And we may even need to replace Watson.