They had no first-round choice and only four picks total. One good corner, Corey Webster of LSU, and one decent rusher, JustinTuck of Notre Dame, are all the blessings they can count from this draft.
Everyone thought they'd go defense with their top pick, but they took a wideout, Mike Williams of USC, in the first round for the third straight year. Then again,I did jot down a comment from club president Matt Millen in which he said he'd love to line up Williams with Charles Rogers and Roy Williams in three-wideout sets.
I will never criticize a Scott Pioli-- Bill Belichick draft, not with their track record, but of their seven choices this year, not one was a household name. The draftees are all no-nonsense, high-performance people, but, gosh, Fresno State guard Logan Mankins at the top of the board? Sounds like a department store in London. -- Paul Zimmerman