There will be no instant grading of the Patriots’ performance in the NFL Draft this past weekend, as anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the draft knows that it takes 2-3 years to determine if a pick turns out well or poorly.
But this definitely feels like one of those, “We’re smarter than the rest of you” drafts from the Patriots, which has become their specialty over the years.
Do the players picked by the Patriots over the weekend represent a draft class or a M*A*S*H unit? They might spend more time with head strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash this year than head coach Bill Belichick.
Easley was still available at 29 after tearing both of his ACLs in the last three years, the latest one in September that knocked him out for the final three months of his senior season?
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