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Grade the 2012 Patriots draft

Poll closed May 12, 2012.
  1. EPIC WIN

    27.3%
  2. WIN

    67.5%
  3. Meh

    3.1%
  4. WTF?

    0.5%
  5. FAIL

    0.5%
  6. EPIC FAIL

    1.0%
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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    Your newest New England Patriots:

    1a. Chandler Jones
    1b. Donta Hightower
    2a. Tavon Wilson
    3. Jake Bequette
    6. Nate Ebner
    7a. Alfonzo Dennard
    7b. Jeremy Ebert
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    I voted win ... can't vote epic win IMO because Jones is a bit of a project.

    If he bulks up fine and becomes a 3-down beast the draft could move to epic IMO.
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  3. JimJohns

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  4. Bill B.

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    I went with WIN. If we took Brandon Taylor instead of Wilson it would be EPIC.
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    Good...close to great. Would have liked Melvin Ingram more, and think that almost anyone would have been a better pick over Wilson. There were a lot of good guard, defensive tackle, and wide receiver prospects still on the board at that point that I wish they had gone after.

    Good draft though. Excited about what Jones could become, think he has elite potential.
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    Picks I really like: Hightower, Bequette, Dennard
    Picks I'm not thrilled or mad about: Jones, Ebert
    Picks I didn't like: Wilson, Ebner

    I'll give it a B and a win.
  7. Sciz

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    Epic win. Haters are gonna hate on the Wilson pick, but contrary to popular belief, there's a pretty good chance he was gone with the very next pick. And two teams between 48 and 62 had a 2nd round grade on him.
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    I voted epic fail because 1, I like the term. I've always found it kinda funny. 2, there will be tons of homers picking epic win, so why not be contrarian. Oh, and 3, until these guys play, there's no knowing if the draft is a hit or not.


    Travon Wilson at 48, really? :bricks:
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    I think it is a win as of now. I hope they all pan out and i am glad it was almost all D if they play to potential the D is going to be beast mode
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    We won't know how good this draft was until the first half of the first preseason game is over:rolleyes:
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    Absolute epic win. If the draft would of went like this would it change posters minds?

    Jones
    Hightower
    Dennard
    Bequette
    Wilson
    Ebert
    Ebner

    What's not to be happy about? We finally draft pass rushing DE/OLB candidates that everyone has been calling for.
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    I voted WIN, for all my past draft rants, this draft was pretty good, I LOVE the Jones pick, he is going to be great. Finally a Seymouresque lineman. Also loved the Hightower pick, freakish athlete, this kid has been dominating the SEC since he was a Sophmore. He has been a little hurt last year, but I think that in a year from now people are going to be wondering how he wasn't a top ten pick.

    I (and apparently everyone else) knows nothing about the Safety Wilson, so I'll go with InBBIT on that one.

    Bequette I think is another great pick, again SEC player big strong. I think that Dennard might come into the league with one of those Tom Bradyesque chips on his shoulder that might push him to excel.

    Does anyone else think that the Pats meant to draft Ebert in the 6th, wrote down Eber, and then fixed it by drafting him in the 7th? Hey its a theory...
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    Well played and my feelings as well. Dennard was rated top of first round earlier.

    We just signed a UDFA Guard from South Florida, Big East Second Team Jeremiah Warren 6'3" and 324lbs.
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    That wouldn't be an EPIC FAIL, which is what you voted for. If you're going to troll, troll responsibly.
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    At first blush, it looks as if BB picked one ready player (Hightower), one high ceiling prospect who could also disappoint (Jones) and a bunch of question marks.

    That seems like a pretty typical NFL draft.
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    I give it EPIC WIN because I like all the picks except Tavon Wilson, as I know nothing about the guy.

    Love that the pass rush was finally addressed and the potential in the front seven, not to mention the depth at cornerback.
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    I voted epic win. Yes, Wilson was a huge reach, but if that's the price a fan has to pay for an otherwise gret draft, I'll take any day. The first day alone makes it a great draft.
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    The Dennard pick put me over the top to epic win because there are three first round talents in that draft.
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    Rating individual picks is different than rating a draft on the whole. Also, it is whatever I voted before. Or are you trying to tell me that you're some sort of official poll rater that can translate a but of letter grades into their respective rating from epic win to epic fail? Lol...
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    +1 although if you flipped the Dennard and Wilson picks it would look like an automatic epic win.

    When you couple the 2011 and 2012 Drafts together, that looks like some team building crops.
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