The Patriots are going to trade Asante. There whole system is built about not giving up big plays and then when and if a Team gets into the Red Zone they shut them down. The DE, LB and SS take over, CB are no longer that important. Look at previous drafts and you can see how they Pats value DB. No offence to Samuel, he is skilled, but he is a product of the System. In the PATs mind he can be replaced by an average player who can do the same job. They can do the same job because the DE and LB are so Dominate. This season with Thomas (and a 1st round LB) in there the PATs will be putting big time pressure on all QBs making it easier for the CB. So as I said they figure they can get by with ordinary CBs, which they will. Games are won on the Lines of scrimmage, one sacK on Mannig in the AFC Champs and the Pats would win. If they are going to pay the kind of money he wants it will only be to an LB or DE. With the 1st Round pick they will get for him they can either get one good player or two in lower rounds (which they would more than likely do). Also if the Pats are going to trade him it will be before the Draft (they learned there lesson last season with branch), so expect to see it soon.