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2021 Redo: New Grade for Patriots Draft?

"Bill Belichick can't draft."

The way-too-common social media narrative has continued to plague the Hall-of-Fame head coach in recent seasons. regardless of a career that includes eight Super Bowl wins.

In a recent article, Pro Football Focus regraded the New England Patriots' haul from the 2021 NFL Draft and once again demonstrated the unnecessary dramatism of this lazy narrative.

The Patriots' 2021 draft class:

Round 1 (15): Mac Jones, Quarterback, Alabama

Round 2 (38): Christian Barmore, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

Round 3 (96): Ronnie Perkins, Defensive End, Oklahoma

Round 3 (120): Rhamondre Stevenson, Running Back, Oklahoma

Round 5 Pick 177: Cameron McGrone, Linebacker, Michigan

Round 6 Pick 188: Joshua Bledsoe, Safety, Missouri

Round 6 Pick 197: William Sherman, Tackle, Colorado

Round 7 Pick 242: Tre Nixon, Wide Receiver, UCF

Initially, after the 2021 NFL Draft, PFF gave the class an A+.