First of all I would like to give a round of applause to our Patriots front office for this year's off-season moves. Our Pats brain trust signed the gem of this year's free agent class - Adalius Thomas and filled a huge defensive need at the same time. Then they shored up a wide receiver corps that got exposed in the AFC Championship game by trading for Wes Welker and signing deep threat Donte Stallworth. They also got good backup players at the RB and TE position in Sammy Morris and Kyle Brady to replace the departing Dillon and Graham. For all of this I would like to shout out a hearty BRAVO!! And now given all the bold moves the Patriots organization has made this season I propose a bold new plan that would be in character with what the Patriots have accomplished thus far. I hereby dub this the "Get Patrick Willis Plan." The objective is obvious - shore up the only remaining glaring weakness on the Pats, the MLB position, with imo the best middle linebacker in the draft and imo the only 1st round-worthy middle linebacker in this year's draft. I propose the following. We trade both our first round picks to get as high up as possible. That would put us at about the #8 overall pick according to the draft value chart. Then we evaluate the team needs around us, see who does NOT need a Patrick Willis. Then we trade back as far as we dare while picking up some extra picks in the process. I am guessing somewhere in the 10-15 range. We then draft Patrick Willis with that pick. We use the additional picks we pick up to get more depth and young players (including Zak DeOssie to double up on that MLB position). We then light up a victory cigar after the draft, having addressed all weaknesses on this team, and having gotten significantly stronger. Thank you for considering my plan, and whether or not the Patriots adopt it, I will still toast the Patriots front office for the great job they have done thus far. Thank you Pats braintrust for your moves this offseason. You have given the fans of Patriot Nation plenty of hope and excitement for next season!