In response to jjdbrasil's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
I think so too. If we do in fact end up with 3 comp. picks, then those are 3 picks in the 6th and 7th rounds that we will be making. Can't trade those. In addition, we have 2 6th rounders and a 7th. We certainly do not need 6 late round picks. Package our 6th and 7th rounders to get up into the 4th or use them for multiple trade ups. Whatever. Just come out of this with 4-6 immediate contributers in the first 4 rounds (depending on if BB trades back from #29, trades Mallett, etc...), and then you can use the comps on depth/project guys.
Agree in principle, but those 6th and 7th rds do not give you much firepower. Being at the bottom end the rds, you already have less point value. If you move up in the 1st using your second, you are out of the 2nd rd. Your third is so far down (29th in that rd) that it would be difficult to move back into the second. I do not see NE using 2015 picks.
If Mallett gave you something like a high 3rd rder, then you might be able to move around the board better. You are right on the comp picks. I don't think NE will use all their 6th rders.