Originally Posted by a_minimalist
Value wise it was a steal. If Bellichick can't whip him into shape, no one can.
It's a privilege to play in the NFL and I'm glad that character counts for something. I want our kids to have REAL role models, not the selfish idiots who seem to grab the headlines. If Dennard makes it in the NFL, then it will be despite his behaviour. As somebody has already pointed out, Merriweather bombed out as a first rounder. NE isn't that great at drafting DB's and despite stockpiling picks, Bellichick really relied on Mr Brady to be the difference maker.