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Monday, May 2, 2011
Different perspectives on Patriots
By Mike Reiss
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.