Originally Posted by Jimke
The rub with drafting WRs and CBs is that the Patriots haven't done very well doing this. On the other hand, they have been good at drafting DLs and Ols.
Jimke - Sorry, but this is false. The Pats have actually done pretty decently drafting WR.
It's been mentioned a few times recently, the Pats have hit on 3 of 8 picks with the 9th (Ebert) not being counted one way or the other because he is back with the team and they gave him a futures contract.
When it comes to trying to sort out the CBs from the DBs, we run into the issue where the Pats have used players at Safety that they drafted for CB. Such and Antwan Harris and Eugene Wilson. Some people will try to claim Meriweather was the same way, but I believe it was a case of the Pats drafting him for Safety and seeing if he could handle CB.
The CBs the Pats have drafted since Belichick got here are:
Brock Williams, Leonard Myers
, Asante Samuel,
Christian Morton, Ellis Hobbs,
Mike Richardson, Terrence Wheatley, Jonathan Wilhite, Darius Butler, Devin McCourty
, Ras-I Dowling, Alfonzo Dennard.
Now, I don't count Dowling or Dennard because they are still pretty raw. That leaves us with 3 full-time starters and a late round guy who was a regular on special teams. That works out to be about 35% in my book. Which is about average for the draft in general.
So, in both cases, the Pats are over 30%. Which is neither good nor bad in my book.