The Boston Herald's Michael Felger (who we don't always agree with) has done the best job summing up the Patriots strategy this weekend. By doing a thorough historical review of past draft activity, Felger makes it clear the the patient approach taken by Coach B and Piloli has worked out very well for this franchise.
They have traded down, they have stayed put and they have even traded out of drafts—living to make better choices another day. Despite the temptation to trade one or both of their first-round picks (24 and 28), here's hoping they stick to their tried and true tactics.
By most accounts this is a draft class that is somewhat thin at the very top and quite deep through the rest of the field in areas the Pats have needs. So, resist the urge to make a splash and look instead for the ripple that may turn into a wave.
OUR PREDICTIONS: 2 Linebackers
24. Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
28. David Harris, ILB, Michigan