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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    In the BB era who was the very worst and very best draft choices ever? - The players must have been chosen in the first 3 rounds since those players were coveted much more than bottom tier draftees so Tom Brady does NOT count,besides we know he was best ever and theres no one even close but lets just say top 3 rounds.....

    1 - worst ever and 1 best ever only.....

    BEST EVER - VINCE WILFORK - A durable and good nose tackle is probably the hardest to find in the draft - New England struck gold here even though Wilfork will never be a true pass rusher and with his size he does not need to be,Just needs to hold up the middle of the front 7.

    WORST EVER - ADRIAN KLEMM - Was supposed to be the next great offensive lineman in New England history but came nowhere near his potential - a true worthless #1 pick in 2000 (FYI was #1 drafted pick in 2nd round in 2000 since #1 round pick was given to the Jets for BBs arrival - maybe the best non player trade ever in NFL history)


    Your picks?
     
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    Nice save changing Faulk out before the corrections started. :p
     
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    Yeah,I was not sure whether he was drafted in 1999 or 2000 so I double checked it - quickly then adjusted it
     
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    Best - Richard Seymour - he cemented the d line for the SB runs. Jury may be out on him presently - injuries and healing may be at play here.

    Worst - tough one - I'll go with Bethel Johnson
     
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    BEST - How can anyone not say TOM BRADY

    WORST - Bethel Johnson. I give BB a pass on Klemm since he was, in reality, working with Grier's draft board and information.
     
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    You have to read the disclaimer - only the first 3 rounds you can select from. Of course TB is the best draft pick in Pats history of all time.
     
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    I dont think you can include Brady in this.. I mean that was such a freak pick
     
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    Best- Seymour

    Worst- Chad Jackson, I know the jury is still out,but the thing that really kills me about him is that I really liked Greg Jennings, So they take Jackson and then sure enough GB takes Jennings from the spot we traded out of. You know what Jennings has never missed a beat and CJ can't get on the field.


    ***IMOP earl bennett is this years Jennings;)
     
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    Worst was Dave Stachelski. Because he quit
     
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    Best - Seymour (Wilfork as a close second).

    Worst - Probably Bethel Johnson, although I'm sure the worst is someone I can't think of at all. At least Johnson played.
     
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    Then I would have to say Logan Mankins.
     
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    I wanted to say Mankins as well, the only thing he has missing is the ring thing.. The best part about when they drafted logan mankins, was watching Mel Kiper Jr. look flumoxed because he was'nt even on his radar. Good thing for mel that they cut to commercial so he could not only get his composure back but find Mankins' scouting report.:D
     
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    I have to agree with Dabruinz, looking forward, Mankins projects as a 5 plus time pro bowler if he stays healthy. Seymour is a close second, but I think injuries have made him a shell of the player he was previously.

    Worst - Brock Williams. His major highlight for us was getting injured.
     
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    2004 3rd round pick Guss Scott would qualify as a bad pick as well.

    Going through the drafts, BB might kick himself in retrospect for trading up to take Daniel Graham in the 2002 1st round with Ed Reed still on the board.
     
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    Sometimes different systems affect different players - Maybe Ed Reed has been a superb star in Baltimore but may have not been as good in a perplexed system known as the Patriots defense,We will never know.

    And Adalius Thomas performance will be another question answered in his second year as to whether he was just a great fit in Baltimore or is he simply a guy who has to get acclimated a bit more to fit into New Englands defensive schemes no matter where he plays at LB this year.
     
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    It was a much more freaky pick than you think. The Pats front office

    did not think that highly of Tom Brady. Fortunately for the Patriots

    and we fans, the Pats quarterbacks coach, Rick Rehbein, thought that

    Tom was the second coming of Joe Montana. The FO listened to

    Rehbein's gut feelings and drafted Tom.
     
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    I think Guss Scott was a stud. Savage injuries can happen to any player. To write off Scott as a mistake would be an error.
     
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    Infact brady in his first year or so was just pounded on cause he was so slow at everything
     
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    Are you joking?
     
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    Best- Seymour

    Worst- Hate to say it but possibly Marquise Hill(god rest this great mans soul)
     
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