With the boring offseason in full bloom and nothing exciting going on for a few weeks,I reflect back to the beginning of Bill's tenure here in 2000 and the athletes he drafted and the players who have been at or beyond expectations. Since Brady would be the unanimous decision by 99.9% of Pats fans,let's rule him out for this subject. Your 7 best draft selections in order...1 being the best 1) Vince Wilfork - Had BIG shoes to fill with the Pats coming off 2 great FA NT signings in Washington and then Traylor,but Vince made an immediate impact in a position considered hardest to draft and has proven he is one of the best ever in history in the middle of the front line for the Pats. 2) Rob Gronkowski - Some may say he is not in the league long enough to put him at #2,but from what we have seen the past few years that unless injury becomes an issue,Rob has the potential to go down as the greatest TE of all time. 3) Richard Seymour - Could be higher than #3 but was injured often during his latter years here and missed time,However when he was healthy and younger he was arguably the most dominant DE in the NFL for several years. 4) Jerod Mayo - While Mayo may still lack being the complete all around top ILB,he certainly has solidified one of the positions that Bruschi and Johnson once dominated before he was drafted and is a mentor to guys like Spikes. 5) Deion Branch - I don't think people realize of how much Branch meant to the success of Brady and his passing game in the mid 2000s decade,Branch arguably could go down as Brady's all time favorite receiver since those 2 almost seemed made for each other....in a position where Belichick has failed to draft superstars,Branch is by FAR his best pick. 6) Dan Koppen - This is where the offense starts at every snap and Koppen Has been the stalwart in front of Brady for a long time,rarely has there ever been a mistake of a premature snap or a miscue that caused a turnover,while Koppen has not been the best OL pick in the Belichick era,he certainly has been a warrior you can count on. 7) Asante Samuel - I consider Samuel to have been the best corner drafted by Belichick in his tenure,in another area where Belichick has struggled to find a corner that could provide game changing plays,Samuel had done that here,sone think he was overrated while I think he was a big loss when he left here. Honorable Mention.....Light,Mankins and Gostkowski Did I miss anyone?,Do you disagree with the players I chose or where they are ranked?...let me know and let's hear yours.