Hi all, I have been reading in a lot of the discussions regarding the draft that CB is not a need in this years draft and that the patriots should look elsewhere early in the draft. I have to respectfully disagree. Here are a few reasons why: 1. Ellis Hobbs- I love Ellis Hobbs, I am an ISU grad and have always stuck up for him. I was in class with him and was in a group project with him and he was nothing but nice to me, so I am a huge Hobbs fan, always have, always will. The problem is that Hobbs seeing his personality, I think that Hobbs is going to be wanting a big payday come next year, and I cannot see the Patriots paying him what I think he will be looking for. 2. Wheatley and Whilhite- Wheatley and Whilhite are unproven commdoties. Wheatleys injuries have to come into play in the discussion, he too will basically be a rookie next year. Wilhite played well at the end of the season, but his body of work is to small to say he is a starter in this league. 3. ........ my point exactly. After those 3, who do you have? I think a top flight CB is very much a need and would have no problem with drafting someone like alphonso smith in the 1st. Watching him at the senior bowl was impressive. He almost always seem to know what route was going to be run and while he does give up some size which will hurt him on occasion, he has amazing ball skills. Any thoughts?