A billion trades? Absolutely.
A defensive back in the second round? Like clockwork.
A surprise in the first round with other key prospects on the board? How about a couple of them?
Isaiah Wynn is an undersized tackle. Sony Michel is a running back; Belichick hasn’t drafted an offensive skill player in the first round since Laurence Maroney in 2006. We’ll let Evan explain why they selected Duke Dawson in the second round.
And...that was kind of it. They picked up a few linebackers in the later rounds, along with a developmental quarterback, but in a draft that offered the potential of fireworks, Belichick and company went relatively unsexy and pushed a lot of draft capital into 2019.
Don’t get us wrong, though. These players are actually awesome. Wynn was the best tackle in the SEC, a college football conference that Bill Belichick loves almost as much as overdrafting special teams players. Michel is the most balanced running back prospect in the entire draft and could be this year’s Alvin Kamara. And Dawson has the opportunity to be the next Logan Ryan and provide the perfect complement to Stephon Gilmore.
These are all players that can help, while the rest of the draft consists of players that have the potential to contribute- and that’s all you can ask.