For many years, the Patriots rolled draft assets -- including a first-round pick -- to the following season. They also got "paid" very well in draft picks for doing so. That stopped in the 2012 draft, when they used both first-rounders. Now it looks as if they'll roll an unusually large amount of cap room to next season. That choice does NOT come with the equivalent of "interest" payments, so it's more dubious. On the other hand, cap room is a valuable resource, not to be squandered; every year there are players the Pats don't sign because they feel they can't afford them.