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    We've had some players come here and make us think that we found gold only to fall of the earth after a year.

    Note: I started following the Patriots during Bledsoe's rookie year (I was 14) so there is probably someone deserving of this title that is well before my time.

    My vote goes to Tyrone Poole. I remember Pasquarelli had him ranked #1 among sleeper free agents that season. He was lights out all year in 2003. He led the league in pass deflections and was as good if not better than Ty Law. They threw at him as much as they could because of Law on the other side and he handled it. He even did well when Law missed time. All this after so many wanted to cut him because of his second thoughts about leaving his family to come here.

    Then he turned to crap after that. Injuries and just overall drop in play turned him into a liability rapidly.
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    Poole's a good pick. Ted Washington would be mine.
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    What about Dan Klecko? There was a cult for him. And he got the name Mr Versatility.
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    I would have to say Robert Edwards and thats only because he had that horrible injury at the Pro Bowl activities but other than that he would have had more good years.
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    This hurts to say as he is one of my favorite players ever......

    but Corey Dillon 1600 his first year but besides TD not much more after.
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    Hart Lee Dykes - nobody else is even close. Drafted in the first round by the Pats, had a decent rookie year but turned out to be a complete turd and then just fell off the earth.
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    You guys must be young. This has to be the spot for "Mini- Mack Herron" He set the league record for total yardage! Than the drugs kicked in..
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    When I think of flashes of brilliance (or a one year wonder), I always come back to Clayton Weishuhn. Drafted in '82, his best season was '83 (in fact, it was his only 16 game season) - leading the Pats in tackles. In the beginning of the '84 season he suffered a knee injury, missed all of '85, and was never himself his final season in New England. Great player, bum luck, his career ended to soon.
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    Marv Cook TE -1991

    Towards the end off that season, people thought he could become one of the best receiving TE's ever.
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    Leonard Russell? Doug Flutie (because coach was too stupid to play him and keep him)....
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    tony simmons
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    Craig James was part of a RBBC in 1984, but looked awesome when he got his carries. When he took over the bulk of carries in 1985, he looked like he was going to be a stud RB for the rest of the decade. Then 1986 rolled around and he disappeared off the map. Hannah retired after 1985, but you can't tell me James missed him *that* much.

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    terry glenn for me
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    Craig James RB 1985
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    I'd have to nominate Steve Kiner. He was terrific in his first season as a Patriot as well as being a fan favorite but the drugs took their toll and He was never the same player .
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    He went to the Pro Bowl the next year after cacthing 52. Unfortuately, he had this guy named Ben Coates behind him. I believe we traded him to the Bears where he pretty much disappeared after a year, or two.
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    i know its been said but robert edwards had a ton of potential someone played a cruel joke on this kid a 1000 yard rookie season trip to the rookie game in hawaii where he blew outhis knee and almost died
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    players whos careers were cut short due to injuries shouldn't be included in this list. Therefore no Hart Lee Dykes.

    My pick would be Vincent Brisby. Everybody thought Brisby was going to be a stud WR for many years but it never happened.

    John Stephens and Leonard Russell deserve some mention as well.
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    Ditto!! Not too many people remember this guy but I was extremely bummed out after '83 season....thought he was the real deal and then he disappeared. Wasn't he from the midwest? can't recall the college we drafted him from......

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