Gresh & Zo: The ‘Riskiest’ Draft For Patriots Under Belichick

May 12, 2014 5:12 PM
Gresh & Zo: The ‘Riskiest’ Draft For Patriots Under Belichick
" BOSTON (CBS) – After addressing the needs at wide receiver and in the secondary during free agency this offseason, heading into the draft Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak felt like there were two positions that needed attention: linebacker and tight end.

Sitting here on Monday, what were two positions not taken by the Patriots in the draft? Linebacker and tight end.

The Patriots did, however, elect to use their 2nd round pick (no. 62 overall) on Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Now you might be wondering, what are the Patriots doing drafting a quarterback now when they’ve already got a first-ballot Hall of Famer on the roster and under contract?

Aside from Garoppolo, Gresh feels like in totality this was the riskiest draft ever for the Patriots under head coach Bill Belichick because of the risk factor involved.

“This, in many ways, was a futures draft, and I could argue the riskiest draft of the Belichick era,” said Gresh to lead the discussion. “If [Dominique] Easley gets hurt, and his knees don’t hold up or it takes awhile for the explosiveness to come back, people are gonna say, ‘Why did you jump at him at no "

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