The New England Patriots hit on some prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, but Bill Belichick’s team also passed on plenty of talented players. This article goes back to 2019 and re-drafts every pick New England possessed. If the Patriots nailed their selections in the first place, perhaps Tom Brady wouldn’t be in Tampa Bay right now.
The re-drafting process occurred with full knowledge of how the 2019 season played out. For the most part, the 2020 NFL Draft didn’t play a large role in deciding the new selections. Since the 2019 draft came first, everything that happened in 2020 is null and void.
Keep in mind that players are selected based on where they were originally picked. Simply because a sixth-round pick played well doesn’t mean the Patriots have to take him in round one. They can wait until the fifth-round. This article is highly subjective, and I don’t expect everyone to agree with the new picks.
However, this exercise shows how much potential NFL teams pass on annually. The draft is one giant lottery, and, for the most part, New England whiffed in 2019.