I hate to say it but scouting is HUGE this year. If we have a pass rusher that we rate as a stud and they are on the board then you take them. If we rate say jones at a 20 something player then a team will value him enough to move up and get him. Then we can trade down getting the extra picks we need and pick BPA.
Kinda of year you are not going to have a good player just handed to you because you have a high pick. they are going to have to do there home work.
This team needs offensive play makers more then anything. Extra picks give you the freedom to take a few chances on WR, RB and TE in the 2nd and 3rd rounds to hit on a gem.
Which is basically the patriots philosophy...granted with a HOF QB you can afford such luxuries.