This was a big topic last offseason as well, with much speculation regarding his future with the Pats. If they cannot re-sign him, do you go ahead and trade him now rather than keep him for one last year and lose him as a UFA next offseason? So it seems there are 2 issues to address... (1) It doesn't sound as if there will be a hometown discount. Will/Should they shell out top dollar to keep him in New England? (2) What is his trade value? Anyone who doubted his value in the past has to look at the turnaround in run defense as soon as he returned from injury. Not only is he great, but he makes everyone around him better, too. What is he worth? To me, unless we are talking about a top 5 pick, he is worth multiple picks. But the extra pick would depend heavily on where the trading partner would be drafting in the 1st round this year... so where would you peg his trade value IF YOU AGREE with my assertion and: Pick #1= 2006 #5-10 overall? 2006 #11-20 overall? 2006 #21-32 overall? ***As an aside, what are thoughts on Marquise Hill's development and ability to enter the rotation on a more consistent basis next year?