Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Pats average in '09 re-grade
By Mike Reiss
Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com re-grades the 2009 draft, relying on the premise that it takes three seasons to accurately assess a draft. He gives the Patriots a C-plus.
As part of the piece, Brugler divides his analysis into three categories:
1. Good (Sebastian Vollmer)
2. Bad (Darius Butler)
3. Jury still out (Patrick Chung)
I always enjoy these type of "look backs" on drafts, in part because it keeps the mind sharp with fourth-year personnel around the league, and also provides a league-wide context as to how all teams draft.
Sometimes it's easy to be so laser-focused on one team that it creates unrealistic expectations. Brugler's Patriots analysis, as it relates to the rest of the league, seems to be solid.