List of New England Patriots first-round draft picks

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Jim Plunkett was the number 1 overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft.

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston metropolitan area. They are a member of the American Football Conference East Division (AFC East). The team began as the Boston Patriots in the American Football League, which merged with the National Football League in 1970. In 1971, the team relocated to Foxborough, where they became the New England Patriots. Since its establishment in 1960, the franchise has selected 64 players in the first round, five of these being the first overall pick.

The NFL Draft, which is officially known as the "Player Selection Meeting",[1] is held each April. The draft is used as the primary means to distribute newly available talent (primarily from college football) equitably amongst the teams. Selections are made in reverse order based on the previous season's record, i.e., the club with the worst record from the previous season selects first. Through 2009, only two exceptions were made to this order: the Super Bowl champion always selects last (32nd), and the Super Bowl loser second to last (31st). Beginning in 2010, teams making the playoffs have been seeded in reverse order depending upon how far they advance.[2] The draft consists of seven rounds. Teams have the option of trading selections for players, cash and/or other selections (including future year selections). Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[3] The Patriots traded their first-round pick six times (1972, 1974, 2000, 2009, 2013, and 2017).[4] In 2016, their first-round pick was stripped as punishment for the Deflategate incident.[5]

Gerhard Schwedes, a running back from Syracuse, was the first player to be drafted to the Patriots team. He was selected third overall in the 1960 American Football League Draft. Jim Plunkett, a quarterback from Stanford, was the Patriots' first selection in the 1971 NFL Draft. The Patriots have selected first overall five times, drafting Jack Concannon in 1964, Plunkett in 1971, Kenneth Sims in 1982, Irving Fryar in 1984, and Drew Bledsoe in 1993. The team has selected third overall once and fourth overall three times.[4] Through 2017, two Patriots first-round draft picks have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: John Hannah and Mike Haynes.[6] Twenty Patriots first-round draft picks have been selected for the Pro Bowl.[7] The team's most recent first-round draft pick was Malcom Brown, a defensive tackle from the University of Texas.

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
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner
LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback
RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        

Player selections[edit]

John Hannah, drafted in 1973, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
Sam Cunningham, who was selected 11th overall in 1974, played for the Patriots for all ten seasons of his career. He made a Pro Bowl appearance in 1978.
Drew Bledsoe was the most recent Patriots player to be the #1 overall draft pick when he was selected in 1993.
After being drafted in 2005, Logan Mankins went on to be selected as an All-Pro in 2010 and make six Pro Bowl appearances as a Patriot.
Dont'a Hightower , who was the 25th pick overall in 2012, was one of the four players who represented the Patriots at the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Malcom Brown was selected 32nd overall in the 2015 Draft. He finished his rookie season with 48 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
New England Patriots first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
Boston Patriots (1960–1970)
1960 Gerhard Schwedes RB Syracuse a
1961 2 Tommy Mason RB Tulane b
1962 6 Gary Collins WR Maryland c
1963 7 Art Graham WR Boston College d
1964 1 Jack Concannon * QB Boston College e
1965 7 Jerry Rush OT Michigan State f
1966 3 Karl Singer OT Purdue d
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 g
1973 4 John Hannah ^ OG Alabama
1973 11 Sam Cunningham RB USC h
1973 19 Darryl Stingley WR Purdue i
1974 No pick j
1975 16 Russ Francis TE Oregon
1976 5 Mike Haynes ^ CB Arizona State
1976 12 Pete Brock C Colorado k
1976 21 Tim Fox S Ohio State l
1977 16 Raymond Clayborn CB Texas m
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 n
1981 19 Brian Holloway OT Stanford
1982 1 Kenneth Sims * DE Texas
27 Lester Williams DT Miami (FL) o
1983 15 Tony Eason QB Illinois
1984 1 Irving Fryar * WR Nebraska p
1985 28 Trevor Matich C BYU q
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 r
10 Ray Agnew DE NC State s
1991 11 Pat Harlow OT USC t
14 Leonard Russell RB Arizona State u
1992 13 Eugene Chung OT Virginia Tech v
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 w
22 Tebucky Jones CB Syracuse
1999 17 Damien Woody C Boston College x
28 Andy Katzenmoyer LB Ohio State y
2000 No pick z
2001 6 Richard Seymour DT Georgia
2002 21 Daniel Graham TE Colorado aa
2003 13 Ty Warren DT Texas A&M bb
2004 21 Vince Wilfork DT Miami (FL) cc
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) dd
2008 10 Jerod Mayo LB Tennessee ee
2009 No pick ff
2010 27 Devin McCourty CB/S Rutgers gg
2011 17 Nate Solder OT Colorado
2012 21 Chandler Jones DE Syracuse
25 Dont'a Hightower LB Alabama
2013 No pick hh
2014 29 Dominique Easley DT Florida
2015 32 Malcom Brown DT Texas
2016 No pick ii
2017 No pick jj
2018 23 Isaiah Wynn OT Georgia
28 Sony Michel RB Georgia

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