The Bill Belichick era has been the most successful in the history of the New England Patriots, comprising three Super Bowl titles, four conference championships, five AFC title game appearances, eight division championships and four seasons of 12 or more wins.
It has allowed the Patriots to rise from the ranks of also-rans to premier franchise status in a little over a decade and through it all Bill Belichick has been at the helm, providing rock-solid leadership and the surly face of the franchise.
His record is sparkling, beyond reproach, but that's not to say it has been without it's bumps and bruises along the way. And so, as the NFL draft is upon us, we present Bill Belichick's greatest misses. Mind you, this is a mixture of draft picks and free-agent signings.