List of New England Patriots first-round draft picks

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The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. Since 1960, the Patriots have selected 61 players in the first round, five of these being the first overall pick. Due to trades, the team did not make a first round selection during the 1972, 1974, 2000, 2009, 2013, 2016, or 2017 drafts.

Key[edit]

Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 *  Selected number one overall
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
The Patriots did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular AFL, Common, or NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections[edit]

New England Patriots first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
Boston Patriots (1960–1970)
1960 Gerhard Schwedes RB Syracuse [1]
1961  ?? Tommy Mason RB Tulane [2]
1962 6 Gary Collins WR Maryland [3]
1963 7 Art Graham WR Boston College [4]
1964 1 Jack Concannon * QB Boston College [5]
1965 7 Jerry Rush OT Michigan State [6]
1966 3 Karl Singer OT Purdue [4]
1967 21 John Charles CB Purdue
1968 6 Dennis Byrd DE NC State
1969 6 Ron Sellers WR Florida State
1970 4 Phil Olsen DT Utah State
New England Patriots (1971–present)
1971 1 Jim Plunkett * QB Stanford
1972 No pick [7]
1973 4 John Hannah ^ OG Alabama
1973 11 Sam Cunningham RB USC [8]
1973 19 Darryl Stingley WR Purdue [9]
1974 No pick [10]
1975 16 Russ Francis TE Oregon
1976 5 Mike Haynes ^ CB Arizona State
1976 12 Pete Brock C Colorado [11]
1976 21 Tim Fox S Ohio State [12]
1977 16 Raymond Clayborn CB Texas [13]
1977 25 Stanley Morgan WR Tennessee
1978 18 Bob Cryder OG Alabama
1979 25 Rick Sanford CB South Carolina
1980 14 Roland James CB Tennessee
25 Vagas Ferguson RB Notre Dame [14]
1981 19 Brian Holloway OT Stanford
1982 1 Kenneth Sims * DE Texas
27 Lester Williams DT Miami (FL) [15]
1983 15 Tony Eason QB Illinois
1984 1 Irving Fryar * WR Nebraska [16]
1985 28 Trevor Matich C BYU [17]
1986 26 Reggie Dupard RB SMU
1987 23 Bruce Armstrong OT Louisville
1988 17 John Stephens RB Northwestern State
1989 16 Hart Lee Dykes WR Oklahoma State
1990 8 Chris Singleton LB Arizona [18]
10 Ray Agnew DE NC State [19]
1991 11 Pat Harlow OT USC [20]
14 Leonard Russell RB Arizona State [21]
1992 13 Eugene Chung OT Virginia Tech [22]
1993 1 Drew Bledsoe * QB Washington State
1994 4 Willie McGinest DE USC
1995 23 Ty Law CB Michigan
1996 7 Terry Glenn WR Ohio State
1997 29 Chris Canty CB Kansas State
1998 18 Robert Edwards RB Georgia [23]
22 Tebucky Jones CB Syracuse
1999 17 Damien Woody C Boston College [24]
28 Andy Katzenmoyer LB Ohio State [25]
2000 No pick [26]
2001 6 Richard Seymour DT Georgia
2002 21 Daniel Graham TE Colorado [27]
2003 13 Ty Warren DT Texas A&M [28]
2004 21 Vince Wilfork DT Miami (FL) [29]
32 Benjamin Watson TE Georgia
2005 32 Logan Mankins OG Fresno State
2006 21 Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota
2007 24 Brandon Meriweather S Miami (FL) [30]
2008 10 Jerod Mayo LB Tennessee [31]
2009 No pick [32]
2010 27 Devin McCourty CB/S Rutgers [33]
2011 17 Nate Solder OT Colorado
2012 21 Chandler Jones DE Syracuse
25 Dont'a Hightower LB Alabama
2013 No pick
2014 29 Dominique Easley DT Florida
2015 32 Malcom Brown DT Texas
2016 No pick [34]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Territorial "bonus" pick; Also drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the NFL; stayed with the Patriots
  2. ^ Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL; did not stay with the Patriots
  3. ^ Drafted by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL; did not stay with the Patriots
  4. ^ a b Also drafted by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL; stayed with the Patriots
  5. ^ Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL; did not stay with the Patriots
  6. ^ Drafted by the Detroit Lions of the NFL; did not stay with the Patriots
  7. ^ The Patriots traded their #17 overall pick to the Los Angeles RamsPro Football Draft History 1972
  8. ^ Acquired from the Los Angeles Rams – Pro Football Draft History 1973
  9. ^ Acquired from the Chicago BearsPro Football Draft History 1973
  10. ^ The Patriots traded their #9 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football Draft History 1974
  11. ^ Acquired from the San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football Draft History 1976
  12. ^ Acquired from the Houston OilersPro Football Draft History 1976
  13. ^ Acquired from the San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football Draft History 1977
  14. ^ Acquired from the Houston Oilers – Pro Football Draft History 1980
  15. ^ Acquired from the San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football Draft History 1981
  16. ^ Acquired from the Tampa Bay BuccaneersPro Football Draft History 1984
  17. ^ Acquired from the San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football Draft History 1985
  18. ^ Acquired from the Seattle SeahawksPro Football Draft History 1990
  19. ^ Acquired from the Indianapolis Colts through the Seattle Seahawks – Pro Football Draft History 1990
  20. ^ Acquired from the Minnesota Vikings through the Dallas Cowboys – Pro Football Draft History 1991
  21. ^ Acquired from the New Orleans Saints through the Dallas Cowboys – Pro Football Draft History 1991
  22. ^ Acquired from the Minnesota Vikings through the Dallas Cowboys – Pro Football Draft History 1992
  23. ^ Acquired from the New York Jets in compensation for losing restricted free agent Curtis MartinPro Football Draft History 1998
  24. ^ Acquired from the Seattle SeahawksPro Football Draft History 1999
  25. ^ Acquired from the New York Jets in compensation for losing Bill ParcellsPro Football Draft History 1999
  26. ^ The Patriots forfeited their #16 overall pick to the Jets in compensation for hiring Bill BelichickPro Football Draft History 2000
  27. ^ Acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through the Oakland Raiders and Washington RedskinsPro Football Draft History 2002
  28. ^ Acquired from the Washington Redskins through the New York Jets and Chicago Bears – Pro Football Draft History 2003
  29. ^ Acquired from the Baltimore RavensPro Football Draft History 2004
  30. ^ Acquired from the Seattle Seahawks – Pro Football Draft History 2007
  31. ^ Acquired from the New Orleans Saints – Pro Football Draft History 2008
  32. ^ The Patriots traded their #23 overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens – Pro Football Draft History 2009
  33. ^ Acquired from the Dallas Cowboys – Pro Football Draft History 2010
  34. ^ The Patriots had their 1st round pick stripped due to infractions of the Integrity of the Game Policy – [1]