Patriots Coach Bill Belichick’s Drafting Ability Is Waning

May 8, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have been at the pinnacle of the NFL ever since their three-Super Bowl dynasty last decade, but the team is headed for a fall, and the blame rests on Belichick's shoulders.
It's necessary to preface this piece with the fact that I have the utmost respect for Belichick as a head coach and talent evaluator. He's managed to, time and again, put together a number of spare parts and win games in bunches.
That said, his record in recent years doesn't inspire much confidence from a roster-management perspective.
Pro Football Focus recently graded out Belichick's last few draft classes, and the results aren't pretty.
While the article did make sure to note that Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have turned out to be great picks, it still reeks of bad decision-making in Foxborough.
After the aforementioned three, the article points out how Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty and Brandon Spikes have turned out well.<...

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