The "10 players you would like on day 1" thread has gotten me thinking about how the Pats big board may possibly shape up. So, with 4 weeks till the draft, I thought I would try my own. This is just my personal view, understanding from other threads that there is wide disagreement among us about where to rank certain prospects (Barwin, Maualuga, Gilbert, etc.), and some of my rankings will doubtless be controversial. 1. BJ Raji, DT - I think he would have the greatest overall impact on our defense. 2. Aaron Curry, LB - would probably move to SILB, but could play outside as well. The most solid player in the draft. 3. Jason Smith, OT - a 10 year pro bowl OT. 4. Eugene Monroe, OT - I rank him just below Jason Smith. 5. Michael Crabtree, WR - I hate WR's in the 1st, but Moss, Welker and Crabtree would be a beautiful thing to behold. 6. Connor Barwin, OLB - controversial, I know, but I think he'll be a pro bowl 3-4 OLB for us. 7. William Beatty, OT - Barwin vs. Beatty was tough, but I'm a bit more sure about Barwin than Beatty (otherwise OT would win out). 8. Louis Delmas, S - I think he could be our Troy Polamalu. 9. Robert Ayers, DE/LB - imagine what BB could do with his versatility. 10. Everette Brown, DE/LB - if he were 2" taller he would be pushing Barwin for my top 3-4 OLB candidate. 11. Hakeem Nicks, WR - I put him just a shade behind Crabtree as a WR. 12. Sean Smith, CB/S - incredible size/speed/agility, good ball skills. 13. Jarron Gilbert, DE - has the upside to actually replace Richard Seymour. 14. Eben Britton, OT - a versatile, solid tackle who can play LT or RT. 15. Alex Mack, OG/C - another really tough call between Britton and Mack. 16. Rey Maualuga, ILB - he'd be 10 spots higher if I were convinced he were more like Brandon Spikes, but still could make an impact next to Mayo. 17. Knowshon Moreno - perfect Pats RB, but not a position of need. 18. Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB - very raw, but has the most upside at 3-4 OLB of anyone except for Barwin. 19. Tyson Jackson, DE - a bit inconsistent, but a solid 3-4 DE. 20. Michael Johnson, DE/OLB - huge upside but inconsistent, and non-existent against the run. 21. Percy Harvin - versatile offensive weapon and explosive in the open field. 22. Brandon Pettigrew, TE - not a position of need, but a great player. 23. Larry English, DE/LB - very solid player, might be best inside at SILB. 24. Darius Butler, CB - if CB were a bigger need he'd be much higher. 25. Clay Matthews, LB - I like him, but I wish I knew where he would fit. 26. William Moore, S - I'm a bit scared off by his inconsistency, but he has talent and the position is a need. 27. Alphonso Smith, CB - great ball skills, but small and average speed. 28. Eric Wood, OG/C - just a shade behind Alex Mack. 29. Vontae Davis, CB - inconsistent, but top 10 talent. 30. Patrick Chung, S - very solid player, just a shade behind the other 3. 31. Clint Sintim, LB - versatile and experienced, but not terribly athletic and a low ceiling. 32. Malcolm Jenkins, CB/S - talented, but not sure he has a position on the Pats. 33. Jamon Meredith, OT/G - versatile OL who can play inside and out 34. Evander Hood, DT/DE - could he play 3-4 DE? 35. DJ Moore, CB - like Alphonso Smith, great player but small with average speed. 36. Max Unger, OG/C - versatile 4 position OL; not sure he's tough enough 37. Donald Brown, RB - his pass catching ability out of the backfield is exceptional 38. James Casey, TE - most versatile offense player in the draft. 39. Ron Brace, DT - wide body nose tackle; where does he fit with Wilfork? 40. Kenny Britt, WR - big WR could be a future #1. 41. Brian Robiskie, WR - smooth, polished WR; ceiling may be low. 42. Darius Heyward-Bey, WR - the thought that he could be Chad Jackson II scares me. 43. Rashad Johnson, S - athletically limited but very smart and great ball skills. 44. Jeremy Maclin, WR - explosive and great return man, but poor route runner. 45. Joaquin Iglesias, WR - solid, polished possession WR. 46. Jarius Byrd, CB/S - solid, versatile DB. 47. Sherrod Martin, CB/S - amazing 3-cone and short shuttle for his size. 48. Troy Kropog, OT - could possibly become a starting NFL LT. 49. Andre Brown, RB - big, versatile back. 50. Cody Brown, DE/OLB - may possible be able to play 3-4 OLB. Notable Omissions: Matt Stafford QB, Mark Sanchez QB, Josh Freeman QB, Chris Wells RB, Andre Smith OT, Michael Oher OT, Philip Loadholt OT/G, Duke Robinson OG, Jared Cook TE, Peria Jerry DT, Sen'Derrick Marks DT, Brian Orapko DE, James Laurinaitis ILB, Brian Cushing LB - either because there was no need at the position (QB) or because I didn't feel they fit the Pats' system. This is pretty rough, but it was an interesting exercise. Now go ahead and take shots at it. Enjoy.