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Bill Belichick Patriots Draft History

Every year, the NFL Draft is something that fans of all NFL teams look forward to. Unfortunately, some teams/general managers are better at drafting than others. Today, we’ll be taking a look at 
Bill Belichick’s history drafting for the New England Patriots.

We’ll be giving you the year of the draft, the round, pick, name, position, college, and whether or not that player is still currently in the NFL.2

2000

Pick 2.46 – Adrian Klemm, OL, Hawaii (No)

Pick 3.76 – J.R. Redmond, RB, Arizona State (No)

Pick 4.127 – Greg Robinson-Randall, OL, Michigan State (No)

Pick 5.141 – Dave Stachelski, TE, Boise State (No)

Pick 5.161 – Jeff Marriott, DL, Missouri (No)

Pick 6.187 – Antwan Harris, S, Virginia (No)

Pick 6.199 – Tom Brady, QB, Michigan (Yes)

Pick 6.201 – Davids Nugent, DL, Purdue (No)

Pick 7.226 – Casey Tisdale, LB, New Mexico (No)

Pick 7.239 – Patrick Pass, FB, Georgia (No)

2001

Pick 1.6 – Richard Seymour, DL, Georgia (No)

Pick 2.48 – Matt Light, OL, Purdue (No)

Pick 3.86 – Brock Williams, CB, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 4.96 – Kenyatta Jones, OL, South Florida (No)

Pick 4.119 – Jabari Holloway, TE, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 5.163 – Hakim Akbar, S, Washington (No)

Pick 6.180 – Arther Love, TE, SC State (No)

Pick 6.200 – Leonard Myers, CB, Miami (No)

Pick 7.216 – Owen Pochman, K, BYU (No)

Pick 7.239 – T.J. Turner, LB, Michigan State (No)

2002

Pick 1.21 – Daniel Graham, TE, Colorado (No)

Pick 2.65 – Deion Branch, WR, Louisville (No)

Pick 4.117 – Rohan Davey, QB, LSU (No)

Pick 4.126 – Jarvis Green, DL, LSU (No)

Pick 7.237 – Antwoine Womack, RB, Virginia (No)

Pick 7.253 – David Givens, WR, Notre Dame (No)

2003

Pick 1.12 – Ty Warren, DL, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 2.36 – Eugene Wilson, CB, Illinois (No)

Pick 2.45 – Bethel Johnson, WR, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 4.117 – Dan Klecko, DL, Temple (No)

Pick 4.120 – Asante Samuel, CB, Central Florida (No)

Pick 5.164 – Dan Koppen, OL, Boston College (No)

Pick 6.201 – Kliff Kingsbury, QB, Texas Tech (No)

Pick 7.234 – Spencer Nead, TE, BYU (No)

Pick 7.239 – Tully Banta-Cain, LB, California (No)

Pick 7.243 – Ethan Kelley, DL, Baylor (No)

2004

Pick 1.21 – Vince Wilfork, DL, Miami (No)

Pick 1.32 – Benjamin Watson, TE, Georgia (No)

Pick 2.63 – Marquise Hill, DL, LSU (No)

Pick 3.95 – Guss Scott, S, Florida (No)

Pick 4.113 – Dexter Reid, S, North Carolina (No)

Pick 4.128 – Cedric Cobbs, RB, Arkansas (No)

Pick 5.164 – P.K. Sam, WR, Florida State (No)

Pick 7.233 – Christian Morton, CB, Florida State (No)

2005

Pick 1.32 – Logan Mankins, OL, Fresno State (No)

Pick 3.84 – Ellis Hobbs, CB, Iowa State (No)

Pick 4.133 – James Sanders, S, Fresno State (No)

Pick 5.170 – Ryan Claridge, LB, UNLV (No)

Pick 7.230 – Matt Cassel, QB, USC (Yes)

Pick 7.255 – Andy Stokes, TE, William Penn (No)

2006

Pick 1.21 – Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota (No)

Pick 2.36 – Chad Jackson, WR, Florida (No)

Pick 3.86 – David Thomas, TE, Texas (No)

Pick 4.106 – Garrett Mills, TE, Tulsa (No)

Pick 4.118 – Stephen Gostkowski, K, Memphis (Yes)

Pick 5.136 – Ryan O’Callaghan, OL, California (No)

Pick 6.191 – Jeremy Mincey, EDGE, Florida (No)

Pick 6.205 – Dan Stevenson, OL, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 6.206 – Le Kevin Smith, DL, Nebraska (No)

Pick 7.229 – Willie Andrews, S, Baylor (No)

2007

Pick 1.24 – Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami (No)

Pick 4.127 – Kareem Brown, DL, Miami (No)

Pick 5.171 -Clint Oldenburg, OL, Colorado State (No)

Pick 6.180 – Justin Rogers, LB, SMU (No)

Pick 6.202 – Mike Richardson, CB, Notre Dame (No)

Pick 6.208 – Justise Hairston, RB, Central Connecticut State (No)

Pick 6.209 – Corey Hilliard, OL, Oklahoma State (No)

Pick 7.211 – Oscar Lua, LB, USC (No)

Pick 7.247 – Mike Elgin, OL, Iowa (No)

2008

Pick 1.10 – Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee (No)

Pick 2.62 – Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado (No)

Pick 3.78 – Shawn Crable, LB, Michigan (No)

Pick 3.94 – Kevin O’Connell, QB, San Diego State (No)

Pick 4.129 – Jonathan Wilhite, CB, Auburn (No)

Pick 5.153 – Matthew Slater, WR, UCLA (Yes)

Pick 6.197 – Bo Ruud, LB, Nebraska (No)

2009

Pick 2.34 – Patrick Chung, S, Oregon (Yes)

Pick 2.40 – Ron Brace, DL, Boston College (No)

Pick 2.41 – Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut (No)

Pick 2.58 – Sebastian Vollmer, OL, Houston (No)

Pick 3.83 – Brandon Tate, WR, North Carolina (Yes)

Pick 3.97 – Tyrone McKenzie, LB, South Florida (No)

Pick 4.123 – Rich Ohrnberger, OL, Penn State (No)

Pick 5.170 – George Bussey, OL, Louisville (No)

Pick 6.198 – Jake Ingram, LS, Hawaii (No)

Pick 6.207 – Myron Pryor, DL, Kentucky (No)

Pick 7.232 – Julian Edelman, WR, Kent State (Yes)

Pick 7.234 – Darryl Richard, DL, Georgia Tech (No)

2010

Pick 1.27 – Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers (Yes)

Pick 2.42 – Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona (No)

Pick 2.53 – Jermaine Cunningham, LB, Florida (No)

Pick 2.62 – Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida (No)

Pick 3.90 – Taylor Price, WR, Ohio (No)

Pick 4.113 – Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida (No)

Pick 5.150 – Zoltan Mesko, P, Michigan (No)

Pick 6.205 – Ted Larsen, OL, NC State (Yes)

Pick 7.208 – Thomas Welch, OL, Vanderbilt (No)

Pick 7.247 – Brandon Deaderick, DL, Alabama (No)

Pick 7.248 – Kade Weston, DL, Georgia (No)

Pick 7.250 – Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma State (No)

2011

Pick 1.17 – Nate Solder, OL, Colorado (Yes)

Pick 2.33 – Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia (No)

Pick 2.56 – Shane Vereen, RB, California (No)

Pick 3.73 – Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU (Yes)

Pick 5.138 – Marcus Cannon, OL, TCU (Yes)

Pick 5.159 – Lee Smith, TE, Marshall (Yes)

Pick 6.194 – Markell Carter, EDGE, Central Arkansas (No)

Pick 7.219 – Malcolm Williams, CB, TCU (No)

2012

Pick 1.21 – Chandler Jones, EDGE, Syracuse (Yes)

Pick 1.25 – Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama (Yes)

Pick 2.48 – Tavon Wilson, S, Illinois (Yes)

Pick 3.90 – Jake Bequette, EDGE, Arkansas (No)

Pick 6.197 – Nate Ebner, S, Ohio State (Yes)

Pick 7.224 – Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska (No)

Pick 7.235 – Jeremy Ebert, WR, Northwestern (No)

2013

Pick 2.52 – Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Mississippi (Yes)

Pick 2.59 – Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (No)

Pick 3.83 – Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers (Yes)

Pick 3.91 – Duron Harmon, S, Rutgers (Yes)

Pick 4.102 – Josh Boyce, WR, TCU (No)

Pick 7.226 – Michael Buchanan, EDGE, Illinois (No)

Pick 7.235 – Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers (No)

2014

Pick 1.29 – Dominique Easley, DL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 2.62 – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois (Yes)

Pick 4.105 – Bryan Stork, OL, Florida State (No)

Pick 4.130 – James White, RB, Wisconsin (Yes)

Pick 4.140 – Cameron Fleming, OL, Stanford (Yes)

Pick 6.179 – Jon Halapio, OL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 6.198 – Zach Moore, EDGE, Concordia-St. Paul (Yes)

Pick 6.206 – Jemea Thomas, CB, Georgia Tech (No)

Pick 7.244 – Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan (No)

2015

Pick 1.32 – Malcom Brown, DL, Texas (Yes)

Pick 2.64 – Jordan Richards, S, Stanford (Yes)

Pick 3.97 – Geneo Grissom, EDGE, Oklahoma (Yes)

Pick 4.101 – Trey Flowers, EDGE, Arkansas (Yes)

Pick 4.111 – Tre’ Jackson, OL, Florida State (Yes)

Pick 4.131 – Shaq Mason, OL, Georgia Tech (Yes)

Pick 5.166 – Joe Cardona, LS, Navy (Yes)

Pick 6.178 – Matthew Wells, LB, Mississippi State (No)

Pick 6.202 – A.J. Derby, TE, Arkansas (Yes)

Pick 7.247 – Darryl Roberts, CB, Marshall (Yes)

Pick 7.253 – Xzavier Dickson, LB, Alabama (No)

2016

Pick 2.60 – Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama (Yes)

Pick 3.78 – Joe Thuney, OL, NC State (Yes)

Pick 3.91 – Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State (Yes)

Pick 3.96 – Vincent Valentine, DL, Nebraska (Yes)

Pick 4.112 – Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia (No)

Pick 6.208 – Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, Eastern Illinois (Yes)

Pick 6.214 – Elandon Roberts, LB, Houston (Yes)

Pick 6.221 – Ted Karras, OL, Illinois (Yes)

Pick 7.225 – Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona State (No)

2017

Pick 3.83 – Derek Rivers, EDGE, Youngstown State (Yes)

Pick 3.85 – Antonio Garcia, OL, Troy (Yes)

Pick 4.131 – Deatrich Wise Jr., EDGE, Arkansas (Yes)

Pick 6.211 – Conor McDermott, OL, UCLA (Yes)

2018

Pick 1.23 – Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia (Yes)

Pick 1.31 – Sony Michel, RB, Georgia (Yes)

Pick 2.56 – Duke Dawson, CB, Florida (Yes)

Pick 5.143 – Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, Purdue (Yes)

Pick 6.178 – Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State (Yes)

Pick 6.210 – Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami (Yes)

Pick 7.219 – Danny Etling, QB, LSU (Yes)

Pick 7.243 – Keion Crossen, CB, Western Carolina (Yes)

Pick 7.250 – Ryan Izzo, TE, Florida State (Yes)

Totals

Best Patriots Pick: Tom Brady in 2000

Worst Patriots Pick: Chad Jackson in 2006

Patriots Most Drafted Position Group: OL (29 picks)

Patriots Least Drafted Position Group (Excluding FB and K/P): RB (9 picks)

Total First Round Picks: 17

Total Second Round Picks: 24

Total Third Round Picks: 22

Total Fourth Round Picks: 25

Total Fifth Round Picks: 15

Total Sixth Round Picks: 30

Total Seventh Round Picks: 33

Patriots Picks Still in the NFL %: 33% (55/166)