Once again TC has a great article on how the Pats stack their players for the draft. For the sake of brevity, have only listed the top 10 there are 29 in his article. http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/bi/gold_print.cgi There are two stacks. The horizontal stack is done position by position. All the fullbacks are rated one through five, for instance. All the guards are rated onethrough seven, and so on. When the horizontal stack is done, the vertical stack begins. That's when all the players are ranked one through the last guy a team would draft. The vertical stack is more difficult because teams are comparing, say, the fourth-rated running back with the sixth-rated corner. And if both of those guys are on the board when the team's turn comes to select, the stack should tell them who to select..... Today, we stack the players we profiled. Based on research on the players, conversations with agents, scouts and coaches and a knowledge of the Patriots' system gleaned from having covered them throughout the Bill Belichick-Scott Pioli Era, this is how we figure they're rating the group we've looked at. 1. Manny Lawson, DE/OLB, N.C. State. His speed, ability to drop in coverage, special-teams value and high motor make him appealing. 2. Kamerion Wimbley, DE/OLB, Florida State. Not as fast as Lawson but meatier and like a hungry animal off the edge. 3. Haloti Ngata, NT, Oregon. Human eclipse. Would stack up the middle if the Pats had a need at nose tackle. If he's there (and he won't be), they'd probably take him. 4. Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa. In-season productivity makes pre-draft failures to impress an afterthought. 5. Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio State. Neck and neck with Greenway. Not as productive a tackler but a better rusher. 6. Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State. The best of a so-so lot we profiled. 7. Joseph Addai, RB, LSU. Great speed, good hands, good guy. 8. Richard Marshall, CB, Fresno State. Production, ball-hawking skills and motor make him the best CB in Pats' eyes. 9. Donte Whitner, S, Ohio State. Versatility and production in run support and passing game are strong suit. 10. Tye Hill, CB, Clemson. Short and skinny but really fast.