Another week has passed and there is still no word on the Patriots' plans for their defensive coordinator opening. That's a topic that leads off this week's mailbag, which also delves a bit deeper into the upcoming draft.
A sampling of some other areas that are covered:
1) Looking at the challenge of assessing running backs into the NFL.
2) Did the Patriots make a mistake trading tight end David Thomas to the Saints?
3) Development of young receivers, like the Colts.