Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag is posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Are defensive concerns overstated?
2. Considering a possible trade up in the first round.
3. Closer look at West Virginia pass rusher Bruce Irvin.
4. What message has been sent with the team's free-agent moves.
5. Revisiting the idea of cleaning up the team's offensive system.
6. Would the Patriots consider an Asante Samuel return?