So, I was on lunch break today, and I emailed the following to a bunch of buddies of mine. I'd be very interested if any of you have your certain favorites at various positions and why. This is what I sent some football friends of mine today: "Here is my list of two players, at each position (in most cases), that I would love it if the Patriots drafted. I'm not always going to include the best players that everybody knows, so there will be many left off this list. Also, I'm only going to do positions, at which we need help. RB: Ryan Mathews, Fres. St., (Every Down Back, and there aren't a lot of those in this draft.) : Ben Tate, Auburn, (Every Down Back) * I don't want Jahvid Best and all his concussions. TE: Dennis Pitta, BYU, (GREAT hands, and we haven't had a TE like that who can also block, in a long time. Downside would be he's already 25, because he did one of those 2 year missions). : Jimmy Graham, Miami, (Former basketball player with huge upside. He may go earlier than he should because he's a freak athlete.) WR: Taylor Price, (Runs crisp routes, and Brady would love this guy) : Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, (This is one of those guys who just caught my eye at the combine. He seemed really sudden, quick, and like he would be hard to cover). * Andre Roberts of the Citadel, and Eric Decker of MN might be good picks too. These four players would be instant favorites of Tom Brady and will significantly help the team. If we got any two of these guys, our future is bright! DE: Daniel Te'o Nesheim (This guy just stood out to me when I watched him at the combine) * This along with OLB is their biggest need position, and yet for both I only list one each player. There are a lot of interchangeable players. I'm sure the team did their homework, and hopefully we're happy with their picks. P : Zolten Mesko, MICH (This guy is going to be an All Pro punter in the NFL, and I would not be surprised if we grabbed him in Round 4, depending on who else is available). : Matt Dodge CB : Devin McCourty, Rutgers Kareem Jackson, 'Bama * These two are the 5th or 6th rated overall DBs, but I saw film on both, and they stood out to me. Earl Thomas is a safety from Texas that it would not surprise me if the Pats took him in the first round. He's one of those playmaker types, that BB loves. C: Maurkice Pouncey, FL : Matt Tennant, BC * Pouncey would have to be drafted with their first pick, and would give the Pats a stud C for years, to go along with now a few other stud, young, offensive linemen. He's versitile, in that he can also play G, and BB loves that. Matt Tennant went to Offensive Linement University, Boston College, and can also play guard. He'd be a 4th round or later pick. I listened to an intereview he gave on Sirius and he's HIGHLY impressive, and highly intelligent. A real leader type. ILB: Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri, to me is one that I would rate a can't miss player. He'd play next to Mayo for the next decade, at the MIKE LB spot, in the 3-4. He played in a 4-3 in college so can do both, when they switch. He's also a real leader, but a bit of a loud mouth. He'd yell back there like Rodney use to do. He produced on the field big time. Some teams supposedly took him of their draft board because of all his yapping. : Sean Lee, Penn St., is another LEADER, and would also play th MIKE in a 3-4. He is really smart. OLB: Brandon Graham, MICH. I watched film on this guy, and want him on our team really bad. He has a non-stop motor, and overpowers giant Olinemen. He has a lot of moves, and really uses his leverage. The risk on him is that he's not a prototypically sized OLB, and wasn't used much in coverage. He also has short arms, and some say he'll be engulfed in the pros. When you watch him dominate out there, you almost have to throw all that aside and draft the guy. I envision him causing so much havoc out there that the rest of the D-Line gets better, as do the DBs because the QB won't have all day to through, as was the case last year. * This is their biggest need position, and yet I can't list another that I say "get this guy". All have risk. I will say that the guy I think they have their eye on is Sergio Kindle, TX, if I'm reading the tea leaves right. * I just want to add that if ILB McKenzie, who was out all last year turns into a player, then they won't need either of these guys. The question is do they stay true to their board? It's impossible to know what McKenzie will bring, but Guyton was horrible at that spot last year. I did this off the top of my head, so I'm sure I forgot some of my favorites. If I think about them before draft day, I'll add them." I'd love any of your favorites. Mine are based on watching them play, looking at film of them, reading my draft guides, and listening to interviews of them on Sirius. I'm into it big time this year simply because we have 4 picks in the first two rounds.