New England Patriots
As good as Bill Belichick is as an NFL head coach, it’s equally as fascinating to see how poor he can be as the team’s general manager (which is why giving too much power to one member of the organization can be a bad thing).
Belichick has had a history of draft busts and he routinely ignores the consensus board to dig down the list for players who fit his scheme. Despite his success with Tom Brady over the years, this NFL Draft philosophy clearly isn’t panning out, and most of his best players come from other organizations first.
This year, Belichick spend his first-round draft choice on Chatanooga center, Cole Strange, who had no business being drafted anywhere in the top two rounds. He followed this selection up by taking a wide receiver in the second round in Tyquan Thorton who many had listed as a fifth or sixth-round prospect. Belichick even took quarterback Bailey Zappe late in the fourth round with Sam Howell still on the board.
Belichick will find a way to make it work and be competitive — he always does. However, he is going to be regretting some of these choices soon enough.