Pats draft leave you bamboozled? Threatening to never mock again? Hold on...maybe you predicted better than you realize. Maybe, back before the draft-day itch for exciting players got ahold of you, you actually had this draft--and this team--pegged. I just stumbled across a thread from March, entitled "How good is this draft class?": http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?p=387824 Here is the narrative arc, in quotes: Personally, I consider this year's draft pretty darned poor. Safety and OG are the notable bright spots It's very mediocre I don't agree. This is probably an average to slightly above average draft class. it's a very talented draft if you're not the Patriots Maybe that's the fairest assessment. As I try to project the Patriots' picks I keep looking at spots and thinking "I want nobody here." But that doesn't necessarily reflect the total quality of the talent pool. If this really is a class that is worse for the Patriots than other teams, then the roll-picks-forward strategy starts to look very appealing. That said, it's deep at safety and the Patriots have a clear need at safety. (...discussion veers off) And there you have it: a first day of safety, nothing and nobody, followed by a second day full of OLs. We knew that was the real value proposition...and BB/SP had the self-discipline to stick with it.