I wanted to know how important a prospect's experience was in the draft process for BB. I decided to look at their years in a college football program and years at their position. I mostly looked at the last two drafts. The only conclusion I was able to draw from this information is that BB does not draft redshirt sophomores or juniors. In fact the only juniors he drafted were the two rookie TEs Gronkowski and Hernandez, Wilfork, Maroney, and Chad Jackson. Jerod Mayo was the only redshirt junior BB has drafted AFAIK. I take this to mean that if a prospect isn't talented enough to play right away it's because they require more experience to compensate. Unless he's the total package of talent, maturity and leadership. The only player with fewer than 30 games played is Gronkowski and that was because of injury. I think gambling on one-hit-wonder redshirt sophomores, juniors and JUCO transfers is to be avoided and it appears BB is in agreement. OTOH, highly rated true juniors are not ignored. It seems to me that three years of experience, at a minimum, is a requirement. Unless the prospect has fully recovered from an injury that stopped previously dominant play.