I'm just not seeing it happen. I'm not Belichick by any means but I really don't see why Alphonso Smith and Darius Butler are being considered in some of these mocks at pick 23. I believe the needs are elsewhere considering we have Springs,Hobbs and Bodden along with 2 players we just drafted last season in Wilhite and Wheatley. I realize that the first 3 are under short contracts, regardless I do not see CB as that much of a need as some do. Even if the Patriots decide to go best player available I wouldn't rate these cb's ahead of some of the DE's,LB's,Safeties and O-lineman that are sure to be there when we draft. The weak QB class will ensure that imo. The only situation I could see CB is if Malcolm Jenkins falls to us. I'm not ruling out a CB at 23 because the Patriots value is not my value. I am an armchair Gm after all.