Hello, and welcome to another edition of ‘The Patriot Way’, your number one source to Pats news and analysis from around the web.
Today’s edition of ‘The Patriot Way’ is a special draft edition. All links will be either analysis of what went down yesterday, or grades of the Pats pick.
John Breech of CBS Sports gives the Patriots a C- for their selection of Jimmy Garoppolo. I see where Breech is coming from, but picking Garoppolo at 93 is a great value pick for New England. Yes, they have other needs, but you can never start grooming Tom Brady’s successor too early, and not only that, but backup Ryan Mallett is in the last year of his contract.
The Bleacher Report crew also hands out grades for this pick.
Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe explains why this draft strategy is a ‘trust me’ moment for Bill Belichick. This is an interesting piece from Gasper. Give it a read.
And finally, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston says that the Pats are thinking of a quarterback succession plan. Tom Brady is not getting any younger, and even though we all don’t want to think about it, eventually he won’t be leading New England anymore.