I'm wondering if the Pats and Ravens are stepping over each others' draft boards recently. They have had similar needs and it seems like the Pats have been moving to navigate around the Ravens at times. Consider: 2010 Gronkowski (#42) vs. Dickson (#70) 2010 Hernandez (#113) vs. Pitta (#114) 2011 Solder (#17) vs. Jah Reid (#89) 2011 Jimmy Smith (#27) vs. Dowling (#33) 2012 Hightower (#25) vs. Upshaw (#35) 2012 Tavon Wilson (#48) vs. Christian Thompson (#130) The Pats seemed to scoop the Ravens on Gronkowski, Hernandez and Hightower (moving ahead of Ravens to get Gronk and Hightower). Solder/Reid and Wilson/Thompson weren't drafted close to each other but were similar athletes drafted into similar situations. Smith/Dowling are different scheme fits but were close enough in the draft I thought they should be mentioned. Obviously haven't closed the book on any of these guys, but it goes to show you that the 2012 Pats team (and the Ravens lining up across from them week 3) could very easily look radically different with just a handful of draft day decisions.