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That's probably not a fair statement. Belichick has made some very good draft selections but, in the aggregate, he's been way more miss than hit.It’s funny how you BB haters only want to take Bill’s good draft choices from him… odd how that works.
Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower especially were solid picks in '12, but looking back at the 9 drafts since, Belichick's had some terrible picks from the first two rounds alone: Aaron Dobson, Dominique Easley, Malcolm Brown, Jordan Richards, Cyrus Jones, N'Keal Harry and Joejuan Williams.
Conversely, I don't think he's really had a home run on many of the other 1st or 2nd round picks. Maybe Barmore? Mac Jones was the last 1st round rated QB left on the board. Even still we'll see if Jones can keep up with the other young guns in the AFC.
Sony Michel gets a passing grade because of the '18 postseason but they drafted his replacement a year later and he was completely useless to the Rams this postseason.
Joe Tuney was good until he was deemed expendable by BB.
Garoppolo to me isn't a good draft pick. We got nothing out of him and then not a whole lot in return. Now he can't stay healthy in SF and he's a liability in the postseason. They would be wise to make a hard push at getting Brady out of retirement.
Beyond the first two rounds I'm seeing a lot of trash there as well. Too many to mention.
Here are some draft picks that I like a lot in any round from 2013 forward:
Jamie Collins for 3 seasons, '14, '15 & '19. Should have gotten more out his talent but I like the pick.
Generally I'm not big on running backs but seemingly the Patriots will be relying heavily on their run game so I like the duo of Harris and Stevenson.