BOSTON (CBS) –  After resigning as HC of the NYJ in January 2000, head coach Bill Belichick was quickly hired by the New England Patriots and given near-complete control over the team’s football operations by owner Robert Kraft.

Belichick is the longest-tenured NFL head coach, and entering his sixteenth season at the helm of the four-time Super Bowl winning Patriots, he’s about to make his stamp on yet another NFL Draft.

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Leading up to the draft, which starts on Thursday April 29th, 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand dig deep into the Patriots draft history and rank the best players Belichick has chosen in a given round.

On Wednesday morning, the radio duo started with Round 7. Belichick has drafted 27 Patriots in the final round of the NFL Draft, but obviously not every one of them actually made the team, so creating this list did present some challenges.

(Note: Keep in mind these are Patriots players that Belichick himself has drafted and does not include picks made before the year 2000)

Here’s what they came up with:

Zolak Ranks Belichick’s Round 7 Draft Picks

1. Julian Edelman (2009)

2. David Givens (2002)

3. Matt Cassel (2005)

4. Tully Banta-Cain (2003)

5. Patrick Pass (2000)

6. Alfonzo Dennard (2012)

7. Brandon Deaderick (2010)

Bertrand Ranks Belichick’s Round 7 Draft Picks

1. Julian Edelman (2009)

2. David Givens (2002)

3. Matt Cassel (2005)

4. Tully Banta-Cain (2003)

5. Patrick Pass (2000)

6. Brandon Deaderick (2010)

7. Alfonzo Dennard (2012)

Listen below to hear their explanations:

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Missed The Cut

Casey Tisdale (2000)

Owen Pochman (2001)

T.J. Turner (2001)

Antwoine Womack (2002)

Spencer Nead (2003)

Ethan Kelley (2003)

Christian Morton (2004)

Andy Stokes (2005)

Willie Andrews (2006)

Oscar Lua (2007)

Mike Elgin (2007)

Darryl Richard (2009)

Kade Wetson (2010)

Zac Robinson (2010)

Thomas Welch (2010)

Malcolm Williams (2011)

Jeremy Ebert (2012)

Michael Buchanan (2013)

Steve Beauharnais (2013)

Jeremy Gallon (2014)


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