On the latest episode of Future Consideration, we take a deep dive and look to see if the past 10 teams to appear in the Super Bowl (five years of conference champions) do anything in the NFL draft that deviates from the NFL average. These teams include multiple Patriots, Seahawks, and Broncos squads, as well as the Panthers, Falcons, 49ers, and Ravens.
Authentic Ryan Succop Jersey In doing this, we broke down picks by side of the ball and position groups on day one (first round), day two (second and third rounds), and day three (fourth through seventh rounds).
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For Bill Belichick, the Patriots draft boards are a dynamic piece of art, perpetually moving, often unlocking lines of code only the New England head coach can see. In 15 drafts, hes used his unique value system to make 54 trades, picking up Super Bowl standouts like Matt Light, Donta Hightower, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, and Devin McCourty in the process.
But do the Patriots deserve a reputation for fleecing corroborating franchises on draft day? Has the impact of the players theyve brought into the league exceeded that of the athletes selected with the picks they abandoned?
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