DT Dominique Easley. QB Jimmy Garoppolo. DT Malcom Brown. SS Jordan Richards. EDGE Geneo Grissom. CB Cyrus Jones. OG Joe Thuney. QB Jacoby Brissett. DT Vincent Valentine.
These players represent the New England Patriots draft picks in the first three rounds of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NFL drafts. They also represent a dearth of talent not seen in a stretch of Patriots drafts in nearly a decade.
Easley is no longer with the team. Garoppolo and Brissett are back-ups at differing levels; Garoppolo looks like a million dollars, while Brissett looks more like Ryan Mallett, lacking touch on some of the more routine throws. Richards, Grissom, and Jones have been non-factors and after their performance in week 1 of the preseason against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are active detriments to the success of the team.

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