Asante Samuel is likely - or at least possibly - going to wind up elsewhere in the upcoming season. Perhaps the Patriots will open the vault for him, perhaps not. (I think they won't, but will be fine if they pay him.) If he does leave, it's very likely they'll move to re-sign Randall Gay. If they sign him, it's very likely, IMO, that Gay heads for greener pastures. Either way, with the so-so play of Ellis Hobbs and the lack of too many other alternatives at corner, it's a strong possibility that the Patriots will NEED to use a high-end draft pick on a top corner (a Day One pick for certain, could be a #1 pick) to help supplement the loss(es). To me the corner position - even as it is, healthy and present right now - is an injury away (or an off-season FA loss away) from being dangerously thin. IF ASANTE LEAVES, do you think the Patriots would be wise to earmark the SF #1 (or the assets we can derive from trading it) for upgrading this position? In other words, if Asante leaves, do we have any reason to believe that the Patriots F.O. would be reckless enough to spend the lucked-into #2 (or whatever) overall pick on a running back instead of corner?