After reviewing all the insider scuttlebutt, I think I've sorted everything out. The Patriots are in negotiations with St. Louis to move up to #2 and KC for #5, because they're locked in on Glenn Dorsey, and Chris Long, and Vernon Gholston. And they're aggressively pursuing trade-down opportunities, which will see them swap 1sts with Cincinnati, New Orleans, Carolina, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Dallas, because they're locked in on Matt Ryan, Sedrick Ellis and Darren McFadden. Meanwhile at #7 the Pats have settled on Branden Albert, Leodis McKelvin and Keith Rivers. All clear? :bricks: So in this sea of misinformation, what rings true to you at this stage? Here's my indefensible gut instinct: - The players the Pats would really want at #7 are J. Long, Dorsey and Gholston. No CBs are in the mix at all. - They are doing their due diligence on moving up for one of those players, but won't go above #5 to do it. It won't happen. - They will trade down.