Everybody thinks of Tom Brady when it comes to Belichick’s best draft picks. He was a master of finding hidden gems like Brady and future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski in later rounds. However, it’s fair to say that Edelman was another of his best finds. The wideout spent 12 seasons with the Patriots and became a three-time Super Bowl champion.
He played for the unheralded Kent State before he entered the Draft in 2009. Edelman fell to the seventh round before Belichick finally took him off the board. It was a brilliant decision because he was one of the NFL’s most consistent receivers for over a decade. Astonishingly, he never made a single Pro Bowl appearance (via USA Today Sports).