http://www.nfl.com/standings?category=league Based on standings as of Dec 12th. Scenario 1: New England (49rs) has 3rd pick in first and Houston the 15th. Our team can move up or down a spot or two but premise should be the same. IMO, there is only one "franchise type" player that will go above us and fits our team holes. That player is McFadden. New England does not need a back but is projected by most to select him. Would a RB such as Stewart interest them enough at 15 to trade down with us? Our cupboards are bare, but would our 15th, a fourth round this year and a third next season plus LB Zach Diles be enough to get the NE pick? (Diles is good but he will not beat or Demeco). Imagine our current team with IR players that are expected back and a D. McFadden. Our defense seems to keep getting better and an RB that can keep the D off the field can only make that side of the ball better. Really, do any of our current backs excite you? NE could get an RB to fit with what they now have and pay much less and get two extra selections that are significant the way NE drafts. Diles is going to be a very good player. We still would have a third to select an OLT (Alex Boone?) and the loss of a fourth in 09 draft does not bother me. Scenario #2: Hell no to #1! Even with a 15th pick we can hold our breath (we are getting pretty good at that) and hope a Clady or Stewart will be there. Or maybe we can go CB. Clady seems to be moving up (and out of range)and Stewart will either be the 2nd best back (especially for the difference in $) or at least be the best back on our team anyway. Scenario #3: First round 15th pick can still get us a second round pick and the 18th pick from Arizona. Clady a true LT will be gone and probably Sam Baker, at least two of the CBs, probably Phillips (if you like him) and good chance Stewart also. Now I am depressed.