Monday, March 30, 2015

MusketFire: New England Patriots: Revisiting and Grading the Draft: 2011

New England Patriots: Revisiting and Grading the Draft: 2011

The New England Patriots finished the 2010 season with another disappointing post-season loss. After the 2009 season the Patriots were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round and then the 2010 season ended with a shocking loss to the New York Jets in the Divisional round.  In need of an influx of talent, the Patriots turned to the 2011 NFL Draft to re-stock the pantry. The Patriots had needs on the offensive line, at running back, in the secondary, and finding a pass rusher. Did the Patriots succeed in filling their needs through the draft? How do they grade out now that the 2011 draft class has reached free agency?

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