Both are unknown quantities at this point, with Springs having started only half the games on the Washington Redskins' schedule in 2008 and Bodden claiming the dubious honor of having contributed to the Detroit Lions' record-breaking 0-15 season last year.
The Pats also currently have Ellis Hobbs, not even close to the top corner in the league but familiar with the system and able to make plays from time to time.
Further down the depth chart, on special teams, Mike Richardson, drafted by the Patriots in 2007, has been slowly making his way to the active roster from the practice squad, and lead special teams in tackles last year. Antwain Spann has been a similar story since the Patriots signed him as a free agent in January 2006.
It would be easy to overlook the biggest wild card the Patriots currently have at cornerback: Terrence Wheatley, one of the many Patriots DBs bit by the injury bug after the Patriots drafted him in the second round last year. He showed promising signs in his first NFL start against the Colts last November, standing between Peyton Manning and deep completions to Marvin Harrison before leaving with a wrist injury that had him on IR two weeks later.
While a standout has yet to emerge among Patriots cornerbacks, I believe the team will save their draft picks for linebackers, defensive ends or safeties rather than looking to strike gold at the corner position. As a fan, I'm also hoping for a breakout year from Wheatley.