When rounding out some stories/analysis/perspectives on the Patriots' 2011 NFL draft, they are all across the board. A sampling:
Pat Kirwan of NFL.com ranks the rookie quarterbacks in terms of which signal-caller is entering the best situation. Ryan Mallett tops the list.
Adam Caplan of Foxsports.com gives the Patriots a "D" grade for their picks.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com sees things a bit differently, giving the Patriots a "B".
Clifton Brown of the Sporting News feels the Patriots aced their draft test, while the Jets did not.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports hands out a "C-plus" grade to the Patriots.
Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly writes on the Patriots placing a focus on the long-term.
Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News group opines that Bill Belichick will get his money's worth out of Ryan Mallett.
Kerry Byrne, writing on SI.com, touches on what he liked, and what he didn't like, from the Patriots' draft.
Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" on SI.com includes a section on the Patriots, in which he explores the team's decision to pass on a pass-rusher.
Alex Marvez of Foxsports.com writes on the most intriguing moves of the draft, and puts the Patriots/Ryan Mallett pairing at the top of the list.