The rookie poll got me thinking about the last 3 "freshman" classes (drafts and UDFAs) for the Pats. 2010: McCourty (B+) Gronk (A+) Cunningham (C+, but improved his grade this year) Spikes (B+) Price (F) Hernandez (A-) Mesko (A-) Larsen (??) Welch (F) Deaderick (B-) Weston (F) Robinson (F) Fletcher Love 2011: Solder (A) Dowling (D so far, but who knows) Vereen (B-, but with A- potential) Ridley (A-) Mallett (C...what do you expect, he was drafted to be a backup) Cannon (B-) Smith (F) Carter (F) Williams (D-) Silvestro Tarpinian 2012: Jones (A) Hightower (A-) Wilson (C) Bequette (D) Ebner (C) Dennard (A) Ebert (B) Boldin (B) Forston (C) Francis (B-) Demps (INC) There are a TON of very good players the Pats have picked up through the draft or UDFA process the past three seasons. It's helped them rebuild the foundation for the next great Patriots' teams. EDIT: Yeah, Ebert is not a B. Whoops. Also, forgot to add Demps and Francis. Corrected above.