So I'm in the midst of continuing to take a look at the needs of this team as April approaches and am now attempting to put some #s into it, handing out grades to the players on our roster, or our FAs, on a similar system as you see in the draft magazines. (1-10, 10 = HOF, 9 = Pro Bowler, 8 = above average starter, 7 = average starter...and so on). I try to take into account for playing time, health. There are a few positions and a few players that I would love to hear some opinions on... KELLEY WASHINGTON When originally signed, I thought this guy was going to be a receiving threat. in preseason, it looked like he was going to be 4th on the depth chart, but then he dealt with some injuries and was clearly surpassed by Aiken. He has 1 catch in 2 seasons as a Patriot. I know he is a special teams demon, but with Aiken, Slater and a few others falling into that category, I'm looking at Washington and wondering if he can keep a roster spot. I'm seeing WR as a high long term need, and a short term need for depth behind Moss, and/or a complement to Gaffney at #3. So how does K-Wash grade out? Is he on the bubble for a roster spot. NICK KACZUR When Neal was out, pretty much everybody on the line, except for Matt Light, looked worse. I graded Kaczur as falling in between an "adequate starter" and "above average" starter and truly have no idea if I was generous or harsh. He is probably the weakest player on the line, but its a pretty solid line, so thats not a real knock. I just wish I knew if I should consider RT either a long term need and/or an area in need of upgrade... JAMES SANDERS He's a sound tackler and generally I would describe his play as "solid". He's not a playmaker and he's taken a couple of bad angles. But he obviously has the trust of the coaching staff, and he can play either safety position. Like Kaczur, I'd put him in between "adequate" and "above average", but again, like the RT, I am not sure if this is an area in need of upgrade or not.