The pats draft fro 2007 is shaping up to be a pretty good one from a picking standpoint. The Patriots have all of their 7 selections plus ones coming to them for Ross Tucker, (estimate 7th), and Now Brandon Gorin, (estimate 6th). In addition they have compensatory picks coming for three players Givens, (estimated 3rd plus maybe a 7th), and for Adam Vinatieri (estimated 5th but possibly a 4th), and for Ashworth (estimated 5th or 6th) Willie was released so he doesn't qualify, else we'd have another 3rd. But to summarize the Patriots 2007 draft currently appears to be: 1, 2, 3,3, 4, 5,5,5, 6,6 and 7,7,7 for a total of 13 picks just one shy of a full "Double Draft". The question is what to do with them? Is there room on the roster or are we going to merely restock the League with our cuts? The Patriots have been unable to position themselves for a good LB and haven't been in the position to draft the college CBs that the scouts predict will be the next "shutdown" corner. Derrick Williams went at 13, AJ Hawk in the top eight, and Carpenter and Greenway were gone by 18. So were Merriman and Ware the year before. Packaging a 1st (#32) and a second round pick (#64) might merely move us up to around #20. Can you get the LB or CB you want there? They couldn't the last two years, when they drafted at around twenty. The great LBs seem to be available in Rounds 1, picks 1-15, and good ones into round 2; The sure fire CBs seem to be top ten picks, but good ones can be gotten through the top three rounds. Premium Safeties can be found in Rounds 2 through 4. I would think that the Pats will draft defenders, LB &/or CB high with a couple of picks; a single first day pick probably a two, on a WR (to replace Troy), and then BPA the rest of the way. It just doesn't seem there are all that many older players that need replacing and there is plenty of cap money to prevent many of the FAs from walking. Is this the big packaging year? Would BB ever package his entire draft for a top five player, like Mike Ditka did? is there any available this year that might even interest him? The team has the picks to spend. What about a blockbuster trade for a pro bowl LB or shutdown CB in his prime? BB did do that once before. Was the Colvin experiment worth it? Similarly, if they went after a FA, they have the big dollars available. Any draftniks have a view?