In response to rameakap's comment:
Boyce and Harmon were picked as needs b/c Bill wiffed on adding a legit veteran safety alongside McCourty and couldn't up the ante for Emmanual Sanders by all of 1 million. Sanders means no Boyce.
If we had signed Goldson, the safety Brady just said he most admired, who should have been signed when he was in for a visit 2 years ago (and all but guaranteed a SB win over the Giants) then we'd have not had to have Harmon.
I am still fine with the great value Pats got from Vikings for that #1 pick. Still a no-brainer unless Ogletree is an absolute superstar.
So Collins, Dobson and Ryan still could have all been the plays there. The Harmon pick goes to Pitt. I'd have liked to have seen Akeem Spence, the DT we just saw sack Brady, over Boyce. Then how about trading up 15 spots from our own 4th with a 7th and maybe a future 6th or 7th to take Barrett Jones and solidify the inside of the O-line?
An offseason in which we stole Sanders, retained Welker (for that 3rd year and like 500k more a year) instead of Amendola, signed Goldson over Wilson and extended Spikes would have made me very happy. Same 3 top 3 picks with Spence and Jones over Harmon, Boyce and Beauharnais.
Buchanan, Blount, Kenbrell and Sudfield all are here as well of course.
I think we also should have traded the Vikes a 6th round pick for Adrian Peterson and the Texans a 7th rounder for J.J. Watt
The above is just as likely to happen as Goldson was going to play for the Pats!