Re: ONLY 3 STARTERS OUT OF 26 PICKS FROM 2006-2008 PATRIOT DRAFTS!
posted at 9/11/2009 9:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: ONLY 3 STARTERS OUT OF 26 PICKS FROM 2006-2008 PATRIOT DRAFTS!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: ONLY 3 STARTERS OUT OF 26 PICKS FROM 2006-2008 PATRIOT DRAFTS! : i dont necessarily agree with your conclusions but i do respect how u use your logic to reach objective conclusions. ultimately, i care more about guys we draft from college and actually KEEP and successfully develop on the freakin roster like hoyer hopefully, like mayo, like guyton hopefully, like gostkowski, like mankins in the old days, like wilfork from the old days, and so on. i could care less if a o'callaghan becomes great with the chiefs. he could have and perhaps SHOULD have done it here.
Posted by choircontrarian[/QUOTE]
Well I am glad you at least understood my point. You never know in here. Simply if you question a draft you are not "just" questioning a draft but the personnel departments ability to judge talent as a generalization.
At one time a year ago I actually took the time to do all the research on this and the Patriots had MORE draft picks still playing in the NFL either with N.E. or another team than ANY OTHER NFL team.
For me that says it all, they know how to evaluate talent. Even IF I wish we had nailed more "impact" players.
People also forget to take into account guys they tried to get (that we were lucky enough to hear about) but did not get. Example, people complain about Asante but N.E. tried like hell to trade up in the first to get Darelle Revis. Unfortunately that was also the year Mangini left and took a small bit of knowledge of who they were eye-balling with him to N.Y. (if I recall correctly).
N.Y. ultimately gave up a lot of their later draft to move up and get him. He's been great they their evaluations was right on for him but not sure i would have liked N.E. giving up half their draft for him.
I guess the bottom line is everyone always forgets to take everything into account when have this or any argument because it takes some work to sit, think about, and go back and do all the research about it.
Its much easier(which is why Felger does it) to just scratch the surface and say oh don't count this, that or the other thing and oh also only take this time frame and oh yeah what other criteria you want to add and make an argument fit what you want.