What the anti-Patriots-they-suck-at-everything crowd fails to acknowledge is that the Patriots have put themselves in position to have tons of draft picks, but those picks have been in large part Day-3 (rounds 4-7) draft picks.
2010: 7 Day-3 picks (4th, 5th, 6th, and four 7th rounders)
2009: 6 Day-3 picks (4th, 5th, two 6ths, and two 7ths...)
2007: 8 Day-3 picks (4th, 5th, four 6ths, and two 7ths...)
2006: 7 Day-3 picks (two 4ths, 5th, three 6ths and 7th...)
2003: 7 Day-3 picks (two 4ths, 5th, 6th and three 7ths...)
If you want to take umbrage about their approach to trading back their way into so many late round picks than so be it. But to simply say "they draft a bunch of busts like everyone else" is disingenious or flatout ignorant because their drafts are not like your typical NFL team. The Patriots drafts have been typically backend heavy for the last decade.