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  1. cstjohn17

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    An article in today's Globe (April 14) reviews the 2004 draft. The 3 year window is based on Ozzie Newsome's opinion that a draft cannot be accurately judged until after 3 years have elapsed.

    The article made me think about the overall roster and how players have been acquired. The numbers validate my initial impression, Day 2 picks are full of romance but rarely crack the starting lineup. The data also underscores how important it is to hit on the Day 1 picks something the Patriots have been very good at especially in round 1.

    Looking forward we should expect both of the 1st rounders to eventually start with 3-4 of the other picks being on roster 3 years from now.

    Analysis is based on data from patriots.com

    Other Notes
    - only one LB on the roster was drafted by the Patriots (Bruschi) and this was from a different FO (UDFAs - don't count they are technically FAs)
     

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    Thanks for the breakdown.
     
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    thanks for the info
    i think u forgot sammy morris though
     
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    He is listed as a FB on Patriots.com, so he shows up under FB UFA.
     
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    Data digging ... ain't it wonderful !

    First assay reveals one interesting nugget.
    Although the 4th round takes place on Day2 ... given the Patriots' success with the 4th
    it seems more useful to consider OUR 4th-rounders "Day1" picks.
     
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    ah, arite then
    kinda weird isnt it?
     
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    In the title year of this story, however, the 4th round (and 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th rounds) was an unmitigated disaster. I'm glad that Reiss didn't sugar-coat the obvious, although I would have given the pats a Bogey score, instead of the Par he gave them.
     
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