I want to raise the issue of the Patriots incredibly talented and deep roster, and the challenge that creates for developing young talent drafted in rounds 4 and on. Looking at the roster, here is roughly the list players I believe I would put in the "definite to more than likely to make the squad barring something unforeseen" category: Tom Brady Matt Cassel Matt Gutierrez Randy Moss Jabar Gaffney Wes Welker Chad Jackson Kelley Washington Sam Aiken Laurence Maroney Kevin Faulk Sammy Morris Heath Evans Ben Watson Dave Thomas Matt Light Logan Mankins Dan Koppen Stephen Neal Nick Kaczur Ryan Oâ€™Callaghan Russ Hochstein Ty Warren Vince Wilfork Richard Seymour Jarvis Green Mike Wright Mike Vrabel Adalius Thomas Tedy Bruschi Larry Izzo Pierre Woods Ellis Hobbs Jason Webster Brandon Meriweather James Sanders Rodney Harrison Tank Williams Stephen Gostowski Lonnie Paxton Chris Hanson Notice some names not on the list: Ray Ventrone Antwain Spann Mike Richardson Willie Andrews Eric Alexander TJ Slaughter Le Kevin Smith Santonio Thomas Billy Yates Wesley Britt Kyle Eckel What's my point? A lot of these players (and potentially more I've left of) are KEY special teams members and key members of depth. What's the problem? We have 8 picks in the upcoming draft, we have - as I see it - 3 holes (1CB and 2LBs) we're likely to fill via free agency or the draft along with an area or two with room for upgrade (OL & depth at TE)... Sooo....this makes for an interesting scenario. When it comes draft time, what's the strategy? Is the aim to draft guys who can develop into full time players - yet do BB/Pioli have to be cognizant of ST and ensure that they are good enough on ST to knock off these fringe guys like Andrews, Alexander, Eckel, etc? Even then, how many roster spots do we really have for our draftees? Isn't it time to start fresh with some nice middle round picks and have them developing? Bottom line - as I see it, our team has the "problem" of being so good, and having such a ripe window for competing for championships consistently for the next 3-6 years, that draft picks in the 4-7 rounds might turn out to be a waste each year, which, in time, could be an issue when we want to fill out the roster with the likes of Woods, Alexanders, Andrews, etc... It's going to make for some interesting decisions come draft time and then cut time.