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Darius Butler, Patrick Chung Headline Patriots’ Solid-but-Unspectacular Draft

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Based on the feedback I received this week, it appears that most Patriots fans aren’t all that excited about what went on in last weekend’s draft.

Most of you seem to be upset that the Patriots didn’t address the linebacker position on day one. Remember what I said leading up to the draft about the Patriots and their draft philosophy. They always take the best guy available.

They weren’t going to take a linebacker just for the sake of drafting a linebacker. The Patriots didn’t have any of this year’s crop of linebackers rated as highly as they did Jerod Mayo last year. If they did, they would have traded up to get him.

Overall, the 2009 draft was solid, but not spectacu...

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