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Who they picked:
Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
Shane Vereen, RB, Cal
Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
Why they're losers:
It appeared the Patriots were set for a great Day 2 in the NFL Draft going in with five picks, including the first pick of the day.
It turned into a train wreck for the Pats.
First they reached for Ras-I Dowling despite Brooks Reed, who should have been a no-brainer for New England here, still being on the board.
Then they continually moved down the board, which could possibly benefit them on Day 3, but it certainly did them no favors Friday.
The Pats consistently traded away from Justin Houston, who was a perfect fit for their system, and instead they reached for two running backs who don't seem like high-impact guys at all.
Their fourth pick may have been their best, picking up Ryan Mallett, but there's no guarantee he ever starts a game in New England so it's hard to call that a good pick either—even if he does get two great mentors.
This has to be one of Bill Belichick's worst drafts ever. I don't know what he's thinking. Although he did grab a second-round pick for next year, I'm highly unimpressed.