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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by MrNathanDrake, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. MrNathanDrake

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    Since 2008 we've got:


    Jerod Mayo

    Devin McCourty
    Patrick Chung
    Ras-I Dowling

    Myron Pryor

    Sebastion Vollmer
    Nate Solder

    Aaron Hernandez
    Rob Gronkowski

    Julian Edelman
    Taylor Price
    Brandon Tate (good player, but no room for him)

    Zoltan Mesko
    Mathew Slater

    Jermaine Cunningham
    Brandon Spikes
    ^^^^verdict is still out on both of them


    We've also picked up alot of good UDFA....


    Danny Woodhead
    Benjarvus Green-Ellis

    Dane Fletcher
    Gary Guyton




    That's 9 definite starters, plus another 8 that play prominent roles on our team. And I didn't even mention the 2 RB's we drafted this year that could become key pieces to the Offense.

    Then you have guys like Cunningham, Spikes, Taylor Price. They could start any week, or atleast have potential to become starters in the next year or two.


    Not bad for just 4 draft classes. I challenge you to find another perennial Playoff team that's added that many contributing players to their team since 2008.
     
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    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    that knock comes from drafting the bethel johnsons, chad jacksons, maroneys, and Merriweathers of the world. BB has had some poor drafts in the past but recently he's been great.
     
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    Meriweather is a decent player. I think BB's problem with him was his maturity, lack of leadership and dedication.

    Here's a guy who made a rap album. Was somehow involved in another shooting. and had a Rape take place in his house.

    All in one offseason.



    Maroney and Chad Jackson... Hm. Funny how all our busts came in the same couple of years when Josh McDaniels was here.


    The drafting has been superb recently.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure Josh McDaniels had big input on drafting Meriweather. :rolleyes:
     
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    BB's drafting was pretty solid in 2003-2005, then by the time you get to 2006-08, you have a roster stacked with talent, job openings are hard to come by. Not saying that is an excuse for three bad drafts, just a contributing factor to consider.

    Now after three solid drafts, the roster is young and fairly well stacked on offense. Not a lot of job openings for the 2012 season.

    The 2012 draft has to be heavy defense, lots of openings and opportunities on that side of the ball.
     
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