For all the talk from media members and even some in here of how exceptional the Patriots are, how they manipulate the draft every year, how they are light years ahead of everybody else in draft issues, blah blah blah, they had 6 picks in the first 3 rounds, including 3 picks in the top 33, yet exactly what did they get ? Yes, they moved down from #28 to #56 for a future #1, which would most likely be in the late 20s, barring a disaster by New Orleans. Great move, typical of what they've been doing the past few years, but, quoting the old Wendy's commercial: " where's the beef ? " 1st rnd ( #17 ): OT, Nate Solder - No thanks. Should have checked their own backyard first and pick the guy that played there and was available. Canstonzo is better than Solder. 2nd rnd ( #33 ): CB, Ras-I Dowling - Like the pick alot. Arguably a few slots too early, but good value overall. 2nd rnd ( #56 ): RB, Shane Vereen - Really ? A RB in the 2nd round ? THIS particular guy in the 2nd round ? for my current team ? 3rd rnd ( #73 ): RB, Stevan Ridley - " My nickname is Hoody and I have a RB fetish ". I have 4 picks in the top 73 and I'm drafting not one, but TWO running backs. Nevermind that half my O-line is over 30 years old and I don't have a pass rusher that's worth a damn. If Jerry Jones dared to do this exact same thing, in the same situation, this place would have to be shut down for good because it would overload however many servers it has. 3rd rnd ( #74 ) QB, Ryan Mallett - Ok, not a bad gamble at this point. I mean, the other picks are pretty stupid, but this one has potential. If he doesn't work out, cut his butt and it would only have cost a 3rd rnd pick. No big deal. If he gets his head straight, Hoody could squeeze a future #1 pick from somebody.. then again, that pick would probably be traded for another pick beyond that future, which would, then, probably turn out to be another running back. What's the use of having so many wonderful picks if that's what they're going to be spent on ?