This is why I think the play for Welker is a terrific move by BB/Pioli: 1.)The Pats co-opted the market for Welker by making an offer sheet this EARLY.......Miami wants a 2nd rd pick.......but it's not the Pats' end of the round pick.I believe that the Dolphins would have gotten a earlier pick for Welker,if the Pats hadn't beaten other teams to the punch. 2.)Welker's only 25 yrs old......How many draft choices this year are in the 23-25 yrs old catergory, I'll bet most of them. 3.)Welker caught 67 passes from......Manning? Brady?.......Carson Palmer?......No,from Culpepper/Harrington......He's only going to get BETTER with a great QB. 4.)Everyone loves draft choices,myself included, however...there is NO WAY,BB is going to use 10-13 draft choices and pay all that money to rookies.We now have new free agents,promising players coming off injury,etc,etc. People don't realize that the Patriots are actually a "young" team......not an "old" one......look at the ages of our OL and DL. If anything,BB is looking to trade draft choices into next year or the year after. 6.)There is a "poison pill",here,....BB is forcing the Dolphins to deal with the Pats and only the Pats. Negating any trade possibilities from another team.Don't forget Miami could have packaged Welker as part of a larger deal...not just a 2nd rounder. If you had heard that Bill Polian had done the same thing,with Welker replacing Stokely,giving up the 64th pick in the Draft.....What would you have said? Holy sh-t!......I believe would have been the optimive phrase. How BB/Pioli have put this all together,so fast,is amazing to me....They must have a Cray Supercomputer in the basement of Foxboro stadium. To paraphrase....."veni,vedi,vici"....They came.. They saw...They conquered.