Originally Posted by SONNY WERBLIN
For as much as we criticize the Pats for poor draft choices, they've got one thing right. The name of the game is to stockpile draft picks. Everyone knows there are going to be plenty of "misses" on draft choices, but if you've got lots of picks, you increase the odds that you will have enough high caliber players to compete. Tanny's biggest error is to constantly, trade away picks to move up, and when he does trade for more picks, it feels like it is always a 7th round pick.
The other problem Tanny seems to consistently make (i.e. Ducasse, Hill) is reaching in the draft. Going for the steal - the guy with big upside but has questions - if he hits huge win, but they miss way too often....
Would rather take the guy that will most likely perform at the level in which he's drafted then take the guy that may be great but will most likely be a bust.