Monday, August 19, 2013

Bill Belicheat: Draft Classes Reviewed


Below, I have all the draft picks for New England since 2005.   However, I only went back to 2008 to see how many players are still on the present squad.  I have lined-through all the players no longer on their team.

The big reason for this post is for all you Ireland Haters...  I wanted you to see that one of the best draft geeks in the business has a so-so record for high draft picks.  It is that hard!

For draft class 2010, out of 12 picks, only 3 players remain on the team. 
For draft class 2009, out of 12 picks, only 2 players remain on the team. 
For draft class 2008, out of 7 picks, only 2 players remain on the team.

Only 7 for 31 for those 3 draft classes are still on the team.   Many of the cuts were 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks (one number 1, four number 2s, and five number 3s).

2012 and 2011 Draft classes are mostly intact.  A 6th and 7th round pick in 2012 are gone.  And, for 2011, the 5th, 6th and 7th are all gone.  However, the first of two 2nd round picks in 2011 is in jeopardy of being cut this year (Dowling).

My main point here is that the greatest football mind in the last 25 years still has trouble picking contributing players every time.  I didn't even differentiate whether or not the players still on the team are starters.  2009 is ugly, one starter (Vollmer) and one part-time starter (Edelman).

Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2012 1 21 Chandler Jones DE
2012 1 25 Dont'a Hightower ILB
2012 2 48 Tavon Wilson FS
2012 3 90 Jake Bequette DE
2012 6 197 Nate Ebner DB
2012 7 224 Alfonzo Dennard CB
2012 7 235 Jeremy Ebert WR





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2011 1 17 Nate Solder OL
2011 2 33 Ras-I Dowling DB
2011 2 56 Shane Vereen RB
2011 3 73 Stevan Ridley RB
2011 3 74 Ryan Mallett QB
2011 5 138 Marcus Cannon OL
2011 5 159 Lee Smith TE
2011 6 194 Markell Carter LB
2011 7 219 Malcolm Williams DB





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2010 1 27 Devin McCourty DB
2010 2 42 Rob Gronkowski TE
2010 2 53 Jermaine Cunningham LB
2010 2 62 Brandon Spikes LB
2010 3 90 Taylor Price WR
2010 4 113 Aaron Hernandez TE
2010 5 150 Zoltan Mesko P
2010 6 205 Ted Larsen C
2010 7 208 Thomas Welch T
2010 7 247 Brandon Deaderick DE
2010 7 248 Kade Weston DT
2010 7 250 Zac Robinson QB





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2009 2 34 Patrick Chung DB
2009 2 40 Ron Brace DT
2009 2 41 Darius Butler DB
2009 2 58 Sebastian Vollmer T
2009 3 83 Brandon Tate WR
2009 3 97 Tyrone McKenzie LB
2009 4 123 Rich Ohrnberger G
2009 5 170 George Bussey T
2009 6 198 Jake Ingram LS
2009 6 207 Myron Pryor DT
2009 7 232 Julian Edelman WR
2009 7 234 Darryl Richard DT





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2008 1 10 Jerod Mayo LB
2008 2 62 Terrence Wheatley DB
2008 3 78 Shawn Crable LB
2008 3 94 Kevin O'Connell QB
2008 4 129 Jonathan Wilhite DB
2008 5 153 Matt Slater WR
2008 6 197 Bo Ruud LB





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2007 1 24 Brandon Meriweather DB
2007 4 127 Kareem Brown DT
2007 5 171 Clint Oldenburg T
2007 6 180 Justin Rogers LB
2007 6 202 Mike Richardson DB
2007 6 208 Justise Hairston RB
2007 6 209 Corey Hilliard T
2007 7 211 Oscar Lua LB
2007 7 247 Mike Elgin G





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2006 1 21 Laurence Maroney RB
2006 2 36 Chad Jackson WR
2006 3 86 David Thomas TE
2006 4 106 Garrett Mills FB
2006 4 118 Stephen Gostkowski K
2006 5 136 Ryan O'Callaghan T
2006 6 191 Jeremy Mincey DE
2006 6 205 Dan Stevenson G
2006 6 206 LeKevin Smith DT
2006 7 229 Willie Andrews DB





Year Rnd Pick
Pos
2005 1 32 Logan Mankins G
2005 3 84 Ellis Hobbs DB
2005 3 100 Nick Kaczur T
2005 4 133 James Sanders DB
2005 5 170 Ryan Claridge LB
2005 7 230 Matt Cassel QB
2005 7 255 Andy Stokes TE




























































































































































































































































































































































































4 comments:

  1. I think pointing out who was left as a starter/backup in the NFL would be a better test. Just because they are not on the Patriots roster doesn't mean they aren't playing football. Also, what about free agent success? Just saying. This is half a thought.

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    1. :) You are back! Yes Marc, but anything said that doesn't rip Ireland is a bad article, right? I could have added his shoe size and the length of his hotdog, but I didn't. :)

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  2. Sorry MD but I don't consider Belichick the greatest football mind of my generation.
    He sucked in Cleveland. Their fans were glad to see him go.
    He screwed the Jets, which I didn't mind at the time.
    If Bledsoe did not get hurt, he would still have Brady on the bench.
    If not for the bullshit tuck rule call, the Raiders would've moved on.
    And the clincher: How the hell can anyone roll through a season like the '07 Patriots did and blow the Super Bowl! Thank God they did.
    And for all his defensive guru crap, where were they ranked in 2012? Try 30th!!!
    This cat is living 9 lives on past glories from 10 years ago. He has Brady and Brady and oh did I mention Brady!
    If Belechick is the best the last 25 years has to offer how sorry has the coaching been?

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    1. I understand Carl. I agree for the most part - I guess I should have said media perceived genius. However, the following is pretty good.

      Games over .500: 86
      Super Bowl Wins: 3
      Overall Championships: 3
      Conference Championships: 5
      Division Championships: 12

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