In response to seattlepat70's comment:
Frankly, I never simplistically assess a draft class as being good or bad, for three reasons.
1) Rarely is a class bad across the board. It is more important to recognize positions where the class has an abundance of starting potential talent. More often than not, abundance also does not apply to all positions in a class.
2) To me, the difference between what most people perceive to be "top end" talent vs "2nd tier" ultimately boils down to the perceived amount of splash plays they made in college and how that projects tot eh NFL in the NFL, not necessarily from an overall potential NFL productivity perspective. The more important question to ask is whether the talent level is likely to bump a lot of incumbent starters.
3) Where the Pats normally drafts a kid, depth is more relevant than top end talent. Since 2002, when did the Pats get a chance to pick a top end talent where they were picking?
PE said it right... It is a good draft for WRs and CB.
You can draft in the third or fourth round receivers who are comparable to some who were drafted in the second round in previous drafts.
It is a better than decent draft I think for DTs, particularly if you're team plays 34 D (despite opposing opinion). Seldom will you see a NT with Jenkins' combination of size and talent rated as the #8 DT in a draft. IMO he is a much better prospect than Dontari Poe, who was picked 11th overall.
"The more important question to ask is whether the talent level is likely to bump a lot of incumbent starters."
exactly, and fro my money, can it bump pats incumbants. and teh answeer with the right picks is yes.
and make us more sb reeady.