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High Marks for the Pats on the Weekend Draft

Jason Cole of Yahoo loves what the Pats did over the weekend in the draft, and gives them an A- for a grade.  Here is the breakdown:  

Picks: LB Jerod Mayo, CB Terrence Wheatley, LB Shawn Crable, QB Kevin O’Connell, CB Jonathan Wilhite, WR Matt Slater and LB Bo Ruud
Positives: Mayo, Wheatley and Crable
Negatives: O’Connell
Bottom line: A-. Indy’s Bill Polian is the best drafter, but no team in the NFL works the draft better than the Patriots and they again showed it this year. They moved out of the No. 7 spot and got yet another pick after not getting a shot at one of the premier defenders in the draft. The Pats now can begin the transition from the paleo-linebacking corps they’ve had the past two years to a more modern group. Likewise, they hope the likes of Wheatley and Wilhite will fill the shoes of departed CBs Asante Samuel and Randall Gay.

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One Response to “High Marks for the Pats on the Weekend Draft”

  1. west side boy says:

    the pats had a prettty good draft. You can never argue with bb. mayo and crabble shood help add some speed to our d and wheatley and wilhite will add depth to our cb corps. b+ (A if they didnt draft oconnel) in bill we trust!!!

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