2004 NFL DRAFT 1 21(21) Vince Wilfork* DT Miami (FL) 1 32(32) Benjamin Watson TE Georgia 2 31(63) Marquise Hill* DE LSU 3 32(95) Guss Scott S Florida 4 17(113) Dexter Reid S North Carolina 4 32(128) Cedric Cobbs RB Arkansas 5 32(164) P.K. Sam* WR Florida St. 7 32(233) Christian Morton CB Illinois Summary: NONE of the players drafted after the 1st rd are even in the NFL anymore. Wilfork is a pro-bowler while Watson has never truly lived up to the hype. Grade: C+ 2005 NFL DRAFT 1 32(32) Logan Mankins OG Fresno St. 3 20(84) Ellis Hobbs CB Iowa St. 3 37(100) Nick Kaczur OT Toledo 4 32(133) James Sanders S Fresno St. 5 34(170) Ryan Claridge OLB UNLV 7 16(230) Matt Cassel QB Southern Cal 7 41(255) Andy Stokes TE William Penn Summary: Mankins is a pro-bowler while the rest of this cast is nothing special. In fact, this is the kind of draft that a TON of mediocre franchises produce year after year. Grade: C+ 2006 NFL DRAFT 1 21 (21) Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota 2 4-d (36) Chad Jackson, WR, Florida 3 22 (86) David Thomas, TE, Texas 4 9-b (106) Garret Mills, TE, Tulsa 4 21 (118) Stephen Gostkowski, K, Memphis 5 3-c (136) Ryan O'Callaghan , OT, California 6 22-* (191) Jeremy Mincey, OL/DE, Florida 6 36-* (205) Dan Stevenson, OL, Notre Dame 6 37 (206) Le Kevin Smith, NT, Nebraska 7 21 (209) Willie Andrews, CB/S, Baylor Summary: In a one word: TERRIBLE. Outside of Gostowski, absolutely awful. Maroney has given us ok production..........if he was a 4th rounder! Not good enough for the #21 pick in the entire draft. If Bobby Grier was drafting like this we would be calling for his job. GRADE: C- 2007 NFL DRAFT: 1 24 (24) Brandon Meriweather S Miami (FL) 4 28 (127) Kareem Brown DT Miami (FL) 5* 34 (171) Clint Oldenburg OL Colorado State University 6 6 (180) Justin Rogers DE Southern Methodist University 6 28 (202) Mike Richardson CB Notre Dame 6* 34 (208) Justise Hairston RB Central Connecticut State 6* 35 (209) Corey Hilliard T Oklahoma State 7 1 (211) Oscar Lua ILB USC 7* 37 (247) Mike Elgin OL University of Iowa Summary: The jury is still out on Merriweather and Richardson, but the rest of these guys aren't even in the league nevermind on our team. Again, just another mediocre AT BEST draft. GRADE: INCOMPLETE but heading towards a C or C- AT BEST. Fellas, you can hoot and holler all you want about trading picks for the Wes Welker's and Randy Moss's of the world and I will agree. That's great. However, there's no denying that Pioli's actual draft picks the last 4 years have been mediocre at best. These guys aren't making an impact in this league on ANY team nevermind our own. So stop with the excuse that our roster is so STACKED that these picks couldn't make our team. They can't make ANY team for cris sakes! We are not getting ANYTHING of significance after the 1st rd with any of these drafts. NOTHING. The days of getting Matt Light, Deion Branch, Tom Brady, Dan Koppen, and Jarvis Green in the middle rounds are long gone. When are people going to stop kissing Pioli's backside and start holding him accountable for these MEDICORE drafts? It's getting old hearing about what a GENIUS he is. He deserved those accolades for his first 3 drafts with the club but he has really fallen off BIG TIME.