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Pats roster: by draft round (as of 07)

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    Somewhere I read the Pats have a huge percentage of Day 2 picks on their roster. Others maintain the draft in recent years has been thin. So I checked.

    2007 Roster by Patriots Draft Round
    1 - 7 players, 13% - Seymour, Warren, Wilfork, Watson, Mankins, Maroney, Merriweather
    2 - 4 players, 7.5% - Faulk, Light, Wilson, C. Jackson
    3 - 4 players, 7.5% - Bruschi, Kaczur, Hobbs, D. Thomas

    4 - 5 players, 9.4% - Samuel, Sanders, J. Green, Gostkowski, K. Brown
    5 - 2 players, 3.8% - Koppen, O'Callaghan
    6 - 2 players, 3.8% - Brady, L. Smith
    7 - 2 players, 3.8% - Cassel, W. Andrews
    8 - 1 player, 1.9% - T. Brown!

    15 "day one" players or 28.3%
    12 "day two" players or 22.6%

    The new draft format of course changes the distinction of a "day one" vs. "day two" player. Still, it's a VERY high number of "day two" players, about half (11% total) are/were critical to the team in 07.

    If you add in the Trades and other Free Agent Players (by their original draft round) you get:

    1st - 11 players, 21% - above + Moss, Seau, Stallworth, K. Brady
    2nd - 5 players, 9.4% - above + Gaffney
    3rd - 7 players, 13.2% - above + Vrable, K. Washington, H. Evans

    4th - 6 players, 11.3% - above + Colvin
    5th - 6 players, 11.3% - above + Harrison, Hochstein, Britt, Morris
    6th - 3 players, 5.7% - above + A. Thomas
    7th - 2 players, 3.8% - above
    8th - 1 player, 1.9% - above

    udfa - 12 players, 22.6% - 9 udfas + 3 udfas via waivers
    Total: 53*

    Totals:
    Day One - 43.4%

    Day Two - 35.8%
    UDFA - 22.6%

    In other words, significantly more than half the team was second day or lower picks!

    *IR and other mid season changes/drops could impact this a bit. Usually about 60 players are on the team in any given year. I stopped at 53 to keep it roughly normalized. Most of the guys 54-60 are udfa/waiver types, but a few were drafted higher originally.
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