NEPD Editor: James Christensen
If you told most Patriots fans that Bill Belichick would trade up twice for impact front seven players, they would have given the draft an “A+” grade sight unseen.
I’m well aware that you can’t evaluate a draft fairly for another 3-5 years, but you can give the Patriots a grade on how they played the draft and improved their roster, on paper at least.
Our friends at BuffaloBillsDraft.com gave the Patriots a C+ and an A for the Jones and Hightower picks respectively.
On a team that doesn’t project to have a lot of room for rookies, moving up to get two dynamic defenders deserves an initial A+ grade from me.
What grade would you give the Patriots 2012 NFL Draft so far?