Even if we can. Not in a million billion years. Seriously, I am amazed at how many people here think the Pats would use the SF 1st round pick to get McFadden and pay a huge rookie salary on a top 1st pick. They won't. The Pats haven't, won't, and never will. They will trade down and get a steal from whoever is most desperate / deluded. The usual Patriot MO. The Patriots offense is pass-heavy. You have to be when you have Moss / Welker. We simply don't have an offense that could effectively use a premier running back anyway. We will trade down and take whatever the best value there is at the time, focusing on later round 1st/2nd round RBs and new blood defensive players to replace Bruschi, Samuel, Seau in the coming years.