Preconditions: I haven't made any trades for players, although Adam Carriker and Quentin Groves interest me, and probably could be had relatively cheaply. But I don't pretend to know the trade market right now, so I'd hesitate to guess how cheaply. I would also bring in Larry Foote, but that really isn't germaine to the draft. The only FA of significance I have leaving is Ben Watson. I'm not planning on Adalius being here either. I haven't traded any Patriots players for draft picks, but that could well happen. I've also used WalterFootball's mock draft as a guide as to who would be available through the early second round. Primarily because it was updated yesterday. I'm planning on 3 comp picks, all in the seventh round. OK, shall we? First 13 off the board are Clausen, Suh, McCoy, Bradford, Okung, Berry, Haden, Campbell, Davis, Pierre-Paul, Bryant, McClain, and Spiller. As I see one name missing, and Seattle with an extra pick in the first, I'm offering #22 and one of the second round picks, let's say the middle one, for #14. Seattle, already having drafted Berry @ #6, needs a QB, but this is too early for the likes of McCoy or Crompton. They can trade back, get their QB, and also their much-needed OL help. The Patriots, on the other hand, get Derrick Morgan OLB Georgia Tech. My draft board is already blown up, but finally Belichick gets his hands on the next Willie McGinest, Disrupter of Offenses Extraordinaire. Draft board, schmaft board. Off the board until we pick again go Bulaga, Price, T Williams, D Williams, Graham, E Thomas, Mays, Gresham, Brown, Dunlop, LaFell, Weatherspoon, Iupati, Odrick, Kindle, Warren, Pouncey, Griffin, G Tate, K Wilson, Benn, Cody, Veldheer, N Allen, P Robinson, Best, C Thomas, McCourty, and Hughes. Patriot selections follow: 2A Aaron Hernandez TE Florida I don't buy the theory that a receiving TE is a waste because BB doesn't use them in the offense. If he had Dallas Clark, believe me he'd use him. Hernandez is a nice weapon from the Ted or the Z. 2C Traded down for a later 2nd/early third and another third/early fourth 2/3 AJ Edds ILB Iowa Athletically limited, but highly productive. Good size/quickness to play ILB for us. So long, Eric Alexander...it's been......real? 3/4 Taylor Price WR Ohio Don't sleep on this kid...small school pedigree, but he's a Top 8 WR in this draft. 4 Vince Oghobaase DE Duke I watched several games in 2008 where Oghobaase dominated some pretty good ACC linemen. He seemed to regress a bit this year, but he's an intelligent player with ideal size for the 5. 6 Dmitri Nance RB Arizona St Follows former running back greats Leonard Russell and JR Redmond from Tempe to Foxborough....which is rather like dating Megan Fox, breaking up, and then shacking up with the girl from the Globo Gym dodgeball team. He's a bruiser though, and has starter upside. 7th Round - Package the two tradeable ones to move up earlier in the 7th or even late 6th. With the four picks I've got Matt Dodge P East Carolina, Bill Stull QB Pittsburgh, Scott Long WR Louisville, and Austin Steichan C/G Northern Iowa So there. Questions, Comments, Concerns?