Nevertheless, draft grades are handed out by experts immediately after the draft, and, well, it’s not a bad sign when you get good grades.
That’s the story with the Patriots this week, with many experts offering their approval for the work done by Bill Belichick and Co.
John Czarnecki of FOX Sports was most impressed, giving the Patriots an A.
“There is no question the Patriots were uncharacteristically deficient on defense last season. Consequently, Bill Belichick decided to fix it and had the ammunition to do it,” Czarnecki wrote. “Give the man credit for stockpiling draft picks.”
Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole also handed out an A to the Pats.
“Belichick went defense, defense, defense and more defense in this draft,” Cole wrote "
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