04-26-2008, 10:41 AM
On The Game Day Roster
Join Date: Oct 2006
A couple of patterns that I find interesting, with the caveat that BB and SP could easily change all of their patterns, and have in the past.
- The only non-BCS players the Patriots have drafted in the first three rounds in the Belichick era are all offensive linemen.
Logan Mankins (Fresno State - 1st round, 2005)
Nick Kaczur (Toledo - 3rd round, 2005)
Adrian Klemm (Hawaii - 2nd round, 2000)
- The last college corner Bill Belichick drafted in the first two rounds? Eugene Wilson.
Draft picks in the first four rounds by position since 2000:
QB - 1 (Davey)
RB - 3 (Redmond, Cobbs, Maroney)
WR - 3 (Branch, Johnson, Jackson)
TE - 5 (Holloway, Graham, Watson, Thomas, Mills)
OT - 5 (Klemm, Randall, Light, Jones, Kaczur)
OG - 1 (Mankins)
OC - 0
Total Offense: 18
DT - 5 (Seymour, Warren, Klecko, Wilfork, Brown)
DE - 2 (Green, Hill)
LB - 0
CB - 4 (Williams, Wilson, Samuel, Hobbs)
S - 4 (Scott, Reid, Sanders, Meriweather)
Total Defense: 15
K - 1 (Gostkowski)
So, history says we can probably cross McKelvin, Rogers-Cromartie, Gholston, and Rivers off our list.