This isn't a criticism of anything negatively said about the Patriots draft. This is for a lot of the things I've read on the net about the draft as a whole, which includes every team. 1. Am I the only one that remembers that free agency and the power to trade hasn't started yet? In years past, it's understandable to feel like the team you have after the draft is pretty much the team you'll have to start training camp. It's amazing to read so much endless criticism of so many of the teams' drafts because "they didn't address (insert position here) when it was clearly a need." When did the NFL decide that all un-signed players have to retire? It feels like everyone's looking at each teams' roster right now and assuming that it's not getting any better. I just don't get it. 2. I'm getting so tired of reading about how a player was a "reach." Yeah, I would understand that feeling if the Carolina Panthers took Brandon Harris with the #1 overall pick. But really, if you stop and think about it, by the end of each draft, how many picks would be considered "reaches?" I say the number would easily go above 50, maybe even much higher. With that number being so high, why is it that so many analysts and fans always assume that a player would have certainly been there later, as if it's impossible for any other team to think that highly of him? Does anyone give a crap right now that Vollmer wasn't rated as a 2nd round pick? How many Titans fans still lose sleep at night knowing that the Chris Johnson pick wasn't thought very highly of at the time? I still love the draft and always will. However, the instant criticism is becoming absurd.