Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. Who was your favorite Patriots draft pick?
2. Looking at the lack of a pass-rusher in the draft and possible free-agent signings.
3. Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley, and how they compare to Mark Ingram.
4. What's next for Matt Light?
5. Trading down and into future years -- the benefits and risk of that approach.