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Kiper adjusts his grade eleven months later." - liny195 - 2019/12/10

WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementNFL DraftNFL Draft GradesPatriots 2019 NFL Draft CoverageESPN’s Mel Kiper re-grades the Patriots’ 2018 draft classNew Infant Damien Harris Jersey ,94commentsKiper adjusts his grade eleven months later.EDTShareTweetShareShareESPN’s Mel Kiper re-grades the Patriots’ 2018 draft classMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe New England Patriots entered the 2018 NFL draft with plenty of capital after acquiring a second first-round selection as part of the trade that sent wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams. At the end of the three-day player selection meeting, the Patriots came away with the following nine men after their usual amount of moving up and down the board both before and during the eventTongueatriots 2018 draft classRoundSelectionPlayerPositionCollegeRoundSelectionPlayerPositionCollegeAt the time, most of the draft experts had the Patriots’ picks around the B-grade. Pats Pulpit’s own Michael McDermott handed out a B+ for the team’s haul, praising it for finding three potential starters in offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, running back Sony Michel and cornerback Duke Dawson. “Three starters in the area of the draft you need to pick up starters is solid, with Wynn being the best pick of the bunch,” Michael wrote at the time.ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper sang similar praises about New England’s draft class, also handing out a B+ grade. “Every year we ask if the Patriots could have done more, but this team annually picks at the end of Round 1 Damien Harris Jersey Draft ,” wrote Kiper eleven months ago. “You have to develop when you pick where they do, and to their credit, they do. The big question will be whether they could have used the Michel pick for needed defensive help.”Today, Kiper released a re-grade of the entire 2018 draft for ESPN In$ider and he slightly altered the grade he handed out last year: New England went from a B+ to a straight B. How come? “This is a really tough class to grade,” Kiper explains in his rationale behind lowering the world champions’ grade a bit before getting straight to the point: “The Super Bowl champs got virtually nothing from two of their top two [sic!] picks.”“Isaiah Wynn, the offensive lineman Bill Belichick & Co. drafted with the pick from the Brandin Cooks trade, tore his ACL [sic!] and missed the season. And second-round pick Duke Dawson, whom I ranked as my No. 8 corner in the class, started the season on injured reserve and ended it as a healthy scratch Damien Harris NFL Jersey ,” Kiper continued before focusing on what were New England’s highest-impact rookies of last year.“But then you look at the pick in the middle of those two, and it’s running back Sony Michel, who had six playoff touchdowns and might have been the Patriots’ playoff MVP. After a slow start to the season, he finished with 931 yards and six touchdowns before adding the six more in the postseason,” Kiper wrote. “You also look at Belichick getting another solid contributor from the undrafted pool, with cornerback J.C. Jackson starting as a rookie in Super Bowl LIII.”Kiper then goes straight back to the rest of the draft: “New England didn’t get much outside of that — it’s worth noting that Ja’Whaun Bentley was going to be a key defender before he injured his knee [sic!] in the season opener [sic!] — but it has already slotted in Wynn as the replacement at left tackle for Trent Brown, who just left in free agency. This is what the Patriots do, and it’s why they’re the defending Super Bowl champs ... again.”All in all, Kiper’s criticism of New England’s 2018 draft — no matter the grade ultimately attached to it — certainly seems to be fair. Despite Michel producing an outstanding first pro campaign Damien Harris NFL Draft , Jackson having a better statistical season than fellow undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler, and Keion Crossen seeing regular time on special teams, the team could have gotten more out of its drafted players if not for injuries to Wynn, Dawson and Bentley.The group as a whole enters 2019 with plenty of promise and expectation, however, and yet untapped potential that could ultimately make Kiper change his grade again one year from now — in the different direction that is.What do you think about the group and its performance in 2018? And what grade would you hand out? Let us know below! New England returns to the practice fields this week." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhitePats Pulpita New England Patriots communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpPatriots NewsOpinion and AnalysisContribute!About the SiteTopicsPatriotsOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementFiled underTongueatriots Offseason CoverageSetting the stage for the second week of Patriots organized team activitiesNew England returns to the practice fields this week.EDTShareTweetShareShareSetting the stage for the second week of Patriots organized team activitiesBob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsAfter taking the Memorial Weekend off, the New England Patriots will soon return to work: the second week of organized team activities is just around the corner and the team will hold two practice sessions over the course of the week. It will be the fourth and fifth workouts of this year’s OTA cycle, and the last before the team’s mandatory minicamp opens next week.Let’s start by taking a look at the schedule for the next few days:OTA workouts are the third phase of the voluntary offseason workout program. And while New England typically has very good attendance, the team had a long list of absentees during the only practice open to the media so far: a total of fourteen players were not spotted Damien Harris Buffalo Bills Jersey , including quarterback Tom Brady, running back Sony Michel, offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.Brady, of course, is skipping the voluntary portion of offseason workouts for the second year in a row, as is his right under the collective bargaining agreement. He should therefore not be expected to return this week either. He will, however, be back on the practice fields next week when New England opens its three-day mandatory minicamp on June 4. Until then Youth Drew Bledsoe Jerseys , the depth options at quarterback will continue to see quality reps.Other players who are again expected to see plenty of action are first-round rookie N’Keal Harry, who was targeted a team-high ten times during team drills last Thursday, and last week’s standouts: cornerbacks J.C. Jackson and Joejuan Williams, and tight ends Benjamin Watson and Matt LaCosse. But all men present will of course get their chances during the non-contact sessions, which are mainly focused on teaching and installing early schematic concepts.