From today's Globe: Remember the name Stewart Bradley. When the Philadelphia Eagles selected Bradley in the third round of last weekend's draft, the news was met with a groan in the Patriots' draft room. The Nebraska linebacker was a player the Patriots would have been pleased to draft with the 91st overall selection, but the Eagles snared him 87th. As it turns out, it was a bit of payback for the Eagles, who were hoping to see Miami safety Brandon Meriweather available 26th overall in the first round before the Patriots took him two spots earlier. With Bradley off the board, the Patriots ended up trading their third-round pick to the Raiders. http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2007/05/06/making_the_lambeau_leap/?page=4 Yet another example of how you can't always divine strategy from results. Yep, the Pats were indeed targeting a day-one LB...the very one many of us felt was the best fit for their system. At the risk of riling up the koolaid police...ARGH! So there's one and only one player you think is worth drafting at 91, you're sitting on a pile of day-2 picks in a weak draft, he's falling to the very bottom of his projected draft range...you couldn't just trade up for him? Sigh.