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Analyzing New England Patriots’ Defensive Drafting Strategy (2000-2009)

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

After the recently concluded 2009 draft, experts have given Bill Belichick's New England Patriots very high grades. Over the years, the Patriots have been cunningly calculating in the draft, they might have had few misses (say it with me, Chad Jackson) but they also have a lot of hits.

This analysis will try to get a read on the Patriots' drafting philosophy in selecting their defensive personnel by going through their statistics since coach Bill Belichick took over.

 

1. Coach Bill Belichick values Defense as much as the Offense

Since coach Belichick took over in 2000 up to the latest 2009 draft, Bill Belichick drafted 89 players.

Of the 89 players that coach Belichick drafte...

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