I grow very weary of all the criticism directed at Belichick and the Patriot's Drafting prowess over the past four years. So I decided to see how a really effective Team did building itself into the next powerful, Superbowl club, over that time. The Jets approach is to trade several higher round picks to secure a few premium picks and secure stars. Here are the results. ______________________________________________________________ Jets 2007 Daryl Revis 01 CB Probowl David Harris 02 ILB near Probowl And three UDFA made the club. Mike DeVito DE, Robert Turner OT, and J Iihedigbo S. DeVito has a couple of starts and may develop into a starter this year. Pats 2007 Brandon Meriwether 01 S Probowl Wes Welker 02 WR trade Probowl Randy Moss 04 WR trade Future HOF ______________________________________________________________ Jets 2008 Vernon Gholston 01 DE BUST! Justin Keller 01 TE good starter possible ProBowler Dwight Lowery 04 CB nickle back, #4 CB Erik Ainge 05 QB 4th string probably cut already and three UDFA made the club. Danny Woodhead WR, Ropati Pituitua DE, Kerwin Cummings OLB, None are starters. Pats 2008 Jerod Mayo 01 ILB DROY Terence Wheatly 02 CB Inj and disappointment Shawn Crable 03 OLB BUST & cut Jonathan Whilhite 04 CB sometime starter and 4th nickle back Matthew Slater 05 WR/S ST starter And two UDFA made the the club BJGE RB, Gary Guyton ILB, Guyton is ILB incumbant starter, BJGE has a couple of 100 yard starts ______________________________________________________________ Jets 2009 Mark Sanchez 01 QB starter hyped future star Shon Greene 03 RB annointed starter Matt Slauson 06 OL And one UDFA made the club. Jamaal Westermann OLB Pats 2009 Patrick Chung 02 SS annointed starter Darius Butler 02 CB starter Ron Brace 02 NT Sebastian Volmer 02 OT future Probowl LOT Brandon Tate 03 WR probable starter Ty MacKenzie 03 ILB possible starter Rich Ohrnberger 04 G/C George Bussey 05 OT Jake Ingram 06 LS starter Myron Pryor 06 DT !! Julian Edelman 07 WR Starter !!! Daryl Richards 07 DE And one UDFA made the club. Brian Hoyer QB 2nd string and already started 1 game. Future starter here or elsewhere _____________________________________________________________ Jets 2010 Kyle Wilson 01 CB probable starter and nickle Valdimir Ducasse 02 LG annointed starter Joe Mcknight 04 RB annointed 3rd down back John Connor 05 FB annointed eventual successor to Tony Rchardson when he retires Pats 2010 Devin McCourty 01 CB probable starter and nickle Rob Grounkowski 02 TE Jermaine Cunningham 02 OLB Brandon Spikes 02 ILB already a starter Taylor Price 02 WR Aaron Hernandez 04 TE Zoltan Mesko 05 P already a starter Ted Larsen 06 C/G Thomas Welch 07 T Brandon Deadrick 07 DE Kade Wilson 07 DE/NT And probably one UDFA will make the club's PS. Dane Fletcher ILB ___________________________________________________________ [sarc on] It is really illuminating to see a throughly, professional Team which has mastered the art of drafting, only produce 1 BUST in Top Ten picks, and one starter from its UDFAs. Meanwhile it has produced as many as 8 starters from its past four drafts. They have a possible single starter from their 4 dsicovered UDFAs. By comparison, the hopelessly, incompetent Patriots have produced only two ProBowlers and traded picks for only another Probowler; and also another HOF WR. They have only managed to produce 12 confirmed starters, and 8 more probable starters this season, for a total of 20. Meanwhile they have been able to find only three starters from among their 4 discovered UDFAs, over the past four years. It is easy to see how the Jets have caught up and surpassed the Patriots in the quality of their roster. Drafting as they have in a better and preferential position every year, and using their picks most wisely. [sarc off] Bonus Question for All: Lets put the press hype and media puffery in its place. Who is the Better QB to come from the 2009 college Draft? Mark Sanchez, 6-2 220, USC, 53.8% comp, and 63.0 QBR; or Brian Hoyer 6-2 215, Michigan State, 70.4% comp, and 82.6 QBR ?