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List for me, from these 32 picks in the first 3 rounds since 2006, the ones you think were GREAT picks at their spot in the draft?
Here they are.
Thomas, Jackson, Maroney, Meriweather, Mayo, Wheatley, Crable, O'Connel, Chung, Brace, Butler, Vollmer, Tate, McKenzie, McCourty, Gronk, Cunningham, Spikes, Price, Solder, Dowling, Vereen, Ridley, Mallet, Jones, Hightower, Wilson, Bequette, Collins, Dobson, Ryan and Harmon.
That Maroney pick really hurts, the could have taken Deangelo Williams
With Merriweather, they could have drafted Jon Beason or even Greg Olsen.
In 2009, Darius Butler was taken just ahead of Jarius Byrd in the 2nd.
Lots of big misses as far as I can see, the worst being Rasi, a 2nd rd pick that gave the Pats literally nothing!
I have to stop...this is too easy...
You forgot Ducasse in Rd 2 and Ellis in Rd 3. Also, Stephen HIll is a 2nd rder who morphed into a bust this year.
They have so many busts, it's unbelievable. D'Bustashaw Fergsuon was 4th overall in 2006 and leads their team every year in penalties and sacks allowed. You could argue someone that average for so long has been a bust.
Most top 5 picks as a Tackle are considered HOF candidates. Boselli, Ogden, etc.
With the Jets, they're overrated and basically outright busts. No wonder their QBs can't get time to grow and perform there. D'Bustashaw.
And there is the deflection we all knew was coming. Instead of facing the facts of the poor drafting, all you can do is bring up other teams. In other words, you agree, Ridley, Vereen, RasI, Mallett, Cunningham, etc etc ALL BUSTS.
Tell me, who is that other best drafting team in the cap era that hasn't won a superbowl in a decade?