I don't normally do these, on the grounds that it's like the kiss of death to express interest in a player. On the flip side, I'm also going to assume no trades, which makes this completely unrealistic, and therefore makes it more likely that I don't arouse the ire of the Hooded One. 1. Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas There are other players I'd prefer here (e.g., Brandon Graham), but Kindle seems closer to BB's mythical prototype. 2a. Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama I'm not at all sure that I want to see the Pats draft Cody, but I could see it happening, especially if he drops into the second round, as Darius Butler did just last year. . . . 2b. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona Watson is likely gone, and a team needs more than one TE. 2c. Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford The downside for Gerhart is Heath Evans (who was a third-round pick, BTW). 4. Riley Cooper, WR, Florida I'd prefer Decker, but I don't think he'll last to the fourth round. Cooper should be able to fill a Gaffney-like role (which is what the Pats need most right now). In the past, barring truly bizarre circumstances, every player drafted in or before the fourth round has made the roster. The same cannot be said for the later picks. I don't expect a situation like this year where EVERY draft pick remains on the payroll, but I could see at least half these players sticking. 6. Tim Hiller, QB, WMU I'd love to see the Patriots restock the developmental QB pipeline. If Hiller's gone I'd take the best available QB that could fit the system. 7a. Marcus Easley, WR, UConn By the time the Pats get this far, they're willing to just swing for the fences. Easley could be just that kind of pick. 7b. Chris Marinelli, OT, Stanford Why not take a chance on the tackle who helped open up all those holes for Gerhart? Fits the mammoth mold the Pats have adopted as of late (6'7", 300#). 7comp1. Mike Brandtner, P, Iowa State I don't actually expect him to unseat Chris Hanson, but competition would be nice. 7comp2. O'Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin With the Pats having so many late draft picks, they might as well use one or two of them on players they can "stash" for a year. I expect the Pats will have two more picks, which they'd probably spend on backup depth/ST types. I'll note that I realized as I was going through this that I didn't have the Pats taking any OGs. I then realized that they might not, since they just drafted two this past year (Ohrnberger and Bussey), or depending on how things turn out, they might be able to push Kaczur inside.