Rather trade back from the second round, it might have made more sense to trade up again into the back end of the first. 48 (420 pts.) plus 62 (284) equals 26 (700 pts.). That maybe gets you Mercilus (though Houston might not have traded), Perry, Jenkins, or even Upshaw, if they wanted him. Who knows, they may have tried to do this, but judging by the way the Packers hosed BB for #62, it seems like Bill was pretty determined to trade back, no matter how bad the deal. BTW, I'll be happy if the streak of consecutive years with a Ted Thompson draft day trade ends at 1. Note to Bill: one trade every two or three years is probably still too many--remember Clay Matthews and Chad Jackson? As far as needing more picks, here's my take: the Patriots, as everybody knows by now, evaluate players differently. That means they draft some players earlier than other teams would otherwise, e.g., Wilson and Bequette. But that also means they probably have draftable grades on a lot of players that other teams would never draft. They could sign 20 or so UDFA, probably a good may with draftable grades by their standard. Take three rifle shots, then change over to your streetsweeper.