I thought this stat was worth appreciating. The Pats drafted 12 players in 2009. Only the final 7th rounder (Richard) looks like a likely cut a year later, and a UDFA (Hoyer) makes up the difference. Of the dozen, 2-3 project to full-time starters and several others to be very significant contributors. That's pretty spectacular. For those inclined to compare BB's first year without Pioli vs. the opposite: even after the Cassel trade, Kansas City entered the 2009 draft with more value-chart firepower than New England. The Chiefs selected these 8 players: Tyson Jackson Alex Magee Donald Washington Colin Brown Quinten Lawrence Javarris Williams Jake O'Connell Ryan Succop In their rookie year, only the kicker lived up to expectations. Also, KC traded away a 2010 pick to get O'Connell, while the Patriots traded picks into 2010 and added a major haul of Gronkowski, Spikes and Mesko via their 2009 draft currency. So far, advantage BB by a mile.