Looking at the first 3 rounds from 2006 through 2012, and grading each pick.
Maroney (21st) - F (Simply a wretched pick.)
Jackson (36th) - F (The worst pick of all from a not very good drafter.)
Meriweather (24th) - D (Sent packing and not resigned after rookie contract.)
Mayo (10th) - B (A top 10 pick not blown.)
Wheatley (62nd) - F (Useless.)
Crable (78th) - F (Worthless.)
O'Connell (94th) - F (Wasted pick.)
Chung (34th) - D (Jettisoned after rookie contract.)
Brace (40th) - F (Useless.)
Butler (41st) - F (Worthless.)
Vollmer (58th) - B (Solid OLman injury gamble that has paid off.)
Tate (83rd) - F (Worthless.)
McCourty (27th) - C- (Unable to handle the CB spot he was drafted for.)
Gronk (42nd) - B+ (True impact player, but also too injured.)
Cunningham (53rd) - F (Worthless.)
Spikes (62nd) - C- (One dimensional filler player.)
Price (90th) - F (Useless.)
Solder (17th) - B (Solid lineman.)
Dowling (33rd) - F (A virtual 1st round pick, worthless.)
Vereen (56th) - D (Shows talent, but oft injured.)
Ridley (73rd) - D (Mr. Unreliable.)
Mallet (74th) - D (No reason to believe this pick is worth a damn.)
Jones (21st) - B (Seems to be a solid pick.)
Hightower (25th) - C- (No wow factor at all so far.)
Wilson (48th) - F (The world scratched their head at this pick, and we can see why.)
Bequette (90th) - F (Useless, so far.)
There they are. 26 top 3 round picks. Nearly half of them Fs! 18 picks are a D or less! Not a pick above a B!
Out of 26 picks a meager 8 are even decent. That is atrocious and absolute proof of why the team BB has built around Brady is mediocre.
Great coaching and a great QB along with some good trades made by BB the GM have kept the team viable; NOT THE CRAPPY DRAFTING!