We all know that the BeliPioli have hit the jackpot in the draft on a number of players. Seeing that my workload is a little light today, I thought I might try to do some analysis to see what their sucess rate is based on player contribution as it relates to where the player was drafted. I.E, the lower a player was drafted and the more they contribute, the higher the mark. Scoring goes like this. 0 is didnt make the team. 1 is terrible. 5 is pick = production. 10 is home run on a log shot or has been tremendous for the team. Supposidly, if you get 2 starters and 3 backups in a draft, you are ahead of the game. Again, the scale is based on VALUE. Let the discussion begin! 2000 2 Adrian Klemm -3- had value in a trade to GB 3 J.R. Redmond -3- had some moments in 2001, but still dissapointed 4 Greg Robinson-Randall -5- was a starter on SB team 5a Dave Stachelski -0 5b Jeff Marriott -1 6a Antwan Harris -4- had some moments for a 6th rounder 6b Tom Brady -10 6c David Nugent -1 7a Casey Tisdale -0 7b Patrick Pass -7- his contributions for a 7th rounder was excellent Score: 34- Brady & Pass made their draft. Other than that, very marginal w/o BB being the #1 pick doen't count! 2001 1 Richard Seymour -9. even at #6, hes a pot'l HoFer 2 Matt Light - 8 almost a probowler. solid 3 Brock Williams -0 4a Kenyatta Jones -1 4b Jabari Holloway -0 5 Hakim Akbar -0 6a Arther Love -0 6b Leonard Myers -1 7a Owen Pochman -0- doing well for the G-men 7b T.J. Turner -0 Score: 19- Sey and Light saved their draft. Otherwise poor 2002 1 Daniel Graham -4- solid, but not #1 pick production. 2 Deion Branch -8- solid production 4a Rohan Davey -1- did nothing 4b Jarvis Green -7- great value 7a Antwoine Womack -0 7b David Givens-8- great, great value for a 7th rounder. Total: 28- for only 6 picks, excellent 2003 Ty Warren - 8- a star in the making 2a Eugene Wilson 6- should be a 7, but injuries have slowed him 2b Bethel Johnson 3- showed flashes in 2003 and helped the team 4a Dan Klecko - 4- had some value 4b Asante Samuel -8 great value for a 4th rounder 5 Dan Koppen -8- see Samuel 6 Kliff Kingsbury -0 7a Spencer Nead -0 7b Tully Banta-Cain -7-not bad for a 7th rounder 7c Ethan Kelley -1 Score 45- Put us over the top in 03 and 04. 10 picks but did very well 2004 1a Vince Wilfork - 7- almost at Warren level 1b Benjamin Watson -5- about where he should be for a #1 2b Marquise Hill -1 -all due respect to the departed, but was a bust 3 Guss Scott - 2- did some stuff 4a Dexter Reid -2- see Scott 4b Cedric Cobbs - 1 5 P.K. Sam -1. did well with the Ravens before getting hurt 7 Christian Morton -0 Special Case: Randall Gay- 8- UFA saves the secondary in 04. Score: 27. Wilfork & Gay saved the draft. watson should improve too. Weak otherwise. Getting a little tougher to judge. Jury still out. 2005 1 Logan Mankins -7. Solid .Probowl this year gets him up there 3a Ellis Hobbs -6. Hes a starter with more room to grow 3b Nick Kaczur -4 Ups and downs. maybe a little dissapointing 4 James Sanders -5. Upward trajectory. Good backup. making a move this year 5 Ryan Claridge -0 7a Matt Cassel -6- Production and performance is overall sketchy, but should have some trade value and has done well in games. Bradys pony in the barn has value. 7b Andy Stokes -0 Score: 28- mankins, hobbs and sanders can make this draft exceptional 2006 1 Laurence Maroney -6 -Amazing potential. stay healthy! 2 Chad Jackson -3- had some TDs last year. Dissaponting so far 3 David Thomas -4- should emerge and catch 20--30 balls this year 4a Garrett Mills -1- done nothing yet. still hurt 4b Stephen Gostkowski -7- making us forget about #4. Nice pick 5a Ryan O'Callaghan -6- very nice value in the 5th round. 6a Jeremy Mincey -1- didnt do much last year. might emerge this year 6b Dan Stevenson -0 6c Le Kevin Smith -1 could make the team 7 Willie Andrews -2 good STer Score: 31 - Seems high to to me, but value per pick seems in line. 2007 (Projected)- What the hell. The whole thing is subjective anyway. I did go to one practice... 1 Brandon Meriweather - 5- This kid will make an impact and justify the pick. No question. 4 Kareem Brown -3 Should make the team as a backup. 5 Clint Oldenburg -1- maybe a PQ 6a Justin Rogers - 1 -I'm up in the air on this guy. Good size. PQ 6b Mike Richardson -5- He makes this team. Something about him.Good value 6c Justise Hairston - 1-IR- should be an incomplete 6d Corey Hilliard -0 cut 7 Oscar Lua - 1- PQ until he learns the D 7 Mike Elgin - 0 cut. Score: 16- Way too early I know. Gut tells me it's a weak draft. Because of our depth, might see some guys get picked up by other teams. IMO, 2000, 2001 were thin but critical drafts as we picked up our franchise QB and best defensive player and anchor for the O-Line. 2002, 2003, 2004 were solid drafts as complimentary players were added and potential pro-bowlers in Warren and Koppen were added. 2005 and 2007 seem thin, but solid. 2006 IMO is right behind 2003 for being the best. Time will tell!