When you really look at what New England does in the draft, there at times seems a staggering amount of awareness of the draft process. It’s something of a lottery, so the best way to win is to have as many tickets as possible. With 31 picks between 2008 and 2010, New England has the luxury of being able to strike out on players knowing that the percentages are in their favor that they’ll find someone to contribute. It’s why they don’t need their draft picks to succeed and why they can cut them when they no longer see value in them. You can’t argue with a strategy when it lands them the kind of class the 2010 group is shaping up to be, and you start to see why they are such a relentless machine.