I'm not quite sure what to make of this. Think about it for a second: the only difference in contracts between, say, 93 and 193 is the size of the signing bonus--and that ain't much. So what was it about this year's class that meant there was basically nobody after Meriweather that the Pats felt was worth taking on Day 1? Even more mystifying, of course, is the fact that--of the day 2 picks the Pats started with--they actually picked players with all of them. Some people here have claimed that they signed players they'd otherwise have picked as UDFAs--but then, if the player gets cut, the Pats get a cap hit on the signing bonus (granted, it ain't much, but it's still equivalent to carrying a player on the PS for the entire season). So--any thoughts on what all of this means?