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Patriots hold six selections in 2012 NFL Draft

Posted Apr 3, 2012

The New England Patriots hold six selections in the 2012 NFL Draft. Get all the Draft information in the official Draft release.

77th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
(Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012)

Download Patriots Pre-Draft Release

WHEN:
8:00 p.m. (ET), Thursday, April 26, 2012 (Round 1)
7:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, April 27, 2012 (Rounds 2-3)
12:00 p.m. (ET), Saturday, April 28, 2012 (Rounds 4-7)

DRAFTING:
The 2012 NFL Draft will consist of seven rounds with a total of 253 picks. Each team is assigned one pick per round based on the reverse order of finish of the 2011 season. In addition, a total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded. New England holds 6 total picks.

ON THE CLOCK
Round 1 - 10 minutes per selection.
Round 2 - 7 minutes. per selection.
Rounds 3 -7 - 5 minutes per selection.

PATRIOTS DRAFT STATUS
As of April 3, the Patriots possess six selections in the 2012 NFL Draft, including four picks in the first two rounds. New England owns the 27th and the 31st pick in the first round.

Round Selection Overall How Acquired
1A ................................ 27 ............................. 27 .................... From New Orleans
1B ................................ 31 ............................. 31 .................... Assigned selection
2A ................................ 16 ............................. 48 .................... From Oakland
2B ................................ 31 ............................. 62 .................... Assigned Selection
3 ...................................31 ............................. 93 .................... Assigned Selection
4 ...................................31 ............................ 126 ................... Assigned Selection
5 ...................................31 ............................ 166 ....................Traded to Cincinnati
6 ...................................31 ............................ 200 ................... Traded to Philadelphia
7 ...................................31 ............................ 238 ....................Traded to Kansas City

1A - The Patriots acquired New Orleans' 2012 first round pick and their 2011 second round pick (56th overall that was used to select RB Shane Vereen) during a 2011 draft day trade on April 28,, 2011 in exchange for the Patriots 2011 first-round pick (28th overall).

2A - The Patriots acquired Oakland's 2012 second-round pick and a 2011 seventh-round pick (219th overall that was used to select DB Malcolm Williams) on a 2011 draft day trade on April 29, 2011 in exchange for the Patriots 2011 third-round pick (92nd overall) and a 2011 fourth-round pick (125th overall).

5 - The Patriots are without a fifth-round pick in 2012 due to a trade with Cincinnati. The Patriots traded a fifth round pick in 2012 and a sixth-round pick in 2013 in exchange for WR Chad Ochocinco on July 29, 2011.

6 - The Patriots are without a sixth-round pick in 2012 due to a trade with Philadelphia in exchange for LB Tracy White and a 2012 seventh-round pick on Sept. 5, 2010. The Patriots traded the seventh-round pick obtained in the Tracy White trade to Minnesota along with WR Randy Moss for a 2011 third-round pick (74th overall - used to select Ryan Mallett) on Oct. 6, 2010.

7 - The Patriots are without a seventh round pick in 2012 NFL due to a trade with Kansas City in exchange for S Jarrad Page on Sept. 5, 2010.


NFL DRAFT FACTS

DRAFT ORDER
The NFL's 2012 draft order was derived from the reverse order of 2011 regular season records, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion, the Super Bowl runner-up and the playoff teams. Teams that made the playoffs are ordered by which round of the playoffs they are eliminated. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record. For teams with identical records, the tiebreaker is strength of schedule, with the team with the lowest strength of schedule drafting first. The final tiebreaker is a coin flip. ROUND-BY-ROUND ROTATION

The draft order of teams with identical records will rotate by round, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion and the Super Bowl runner-up, which will draft last and next-to-last in each round. Teams involved in two-team ties will alternate positions from round to round. In ties that involve three or more teams, the team at the bottom of the tied segment in a given round will move to the top of the segment for the next round, while all other teams in the segment move down one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft. PASSING

If a team does not make a pick during its allotted time period, the team "passes" and the pick will defer to the next team. The initial team may then at any point make a pick, regardless of whether or not the subsequent team has made a pick.


HISTORY OF #27 PICK

PATRIOTS AT #27: The Patriots have selected at No. 27 three times in team history, drafting CB Devin McCourty out of Rutgers in 2010, NT Lester Williams out of Miami (FL) in 1982 and DE Julius Adams from Texas Southern in 1971.

NOTABLE PICKS: QB Dan Marino was the first round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1983, winning the Rookie of the Year award that year. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played in nine Pro Bowls, was named the 1984 NFL MVP and was a three-time All-Pro. He received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1998.

A YEAR AGO AT #27 - DB JIMMY SMITH
Last year, the Baltimore Ravens used the 27th pick to select DB Jimmy Smith from Colorado. He played in 12 games with three starts for the Ravens, registering 20 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.


HISTORY OF #31 PICK

PATRIOTS AT #31: The Patriots have used the 31st overall pick once in team history, drafting OLB Chris Slade from Virginia in 1993.

NOTABLE PICKS: TE Todd Heap was drafted by Baltimore in 2001 and after becoming the starting tight in 2002 produced two straight Pro Bowl seasons. CB Nnamdi Asomugha was drafted by Oakland in 2003 and has produced three Pro Bowl seasons (2008,09, 10). He joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.

A YEAR AGO AT #31 - DE CAMERON HEYWARD
The Pittsburgh Steelers used the 31st pick to select DE Cameron Heyward from Ohio State. Heyward played in all 16 games, totaling 11 tackles, one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.


HISTORY OF #48 PICK

PATRIOTS AT #48: The Patriots have used the 48th overall pick twice in team history, drafting T Matt Light out of Purdue in 2001 and DE Garin Veris from Stanford in 1985.

NOTABLE PICKS: C Dwight Stephenson was selected with the 48th pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1980. He went to five straight Pro Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Hall of Fame in 1998. DE Howie Long was selected with the 48th pick by the Oakland Raiders in 1981. An eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro, he was inducted into the Pro Foortball Hall of Fame in 2000.

A YEAR AGO AT #48 - C STEFEN WISNIEWSKI
With the 48th overall pick in 2011 draft, the Oakland Raiders selected C Stefen Wisniewski from Penn State. Wisniewski started all 16 games at center for the Raiders.


HISTORY OF #62 PICK

PATRIOTS AT #62: The Patriots have selected at No. 62 two times in team history, selecting LB Brandon Spikes from Florida in 2010 and CB Terrence Wheatley from Colorado in 2008.

NOTABLE PICKS: Dallas selected Stanford WR Tony Hill with the 62nd pick in 1977. He was selected to three Pro Bowls (1978- 79, 1985).

A YEAR AGO AT #62 - RB DANIEL THOMAS
The Miami Dolphins selected running back Daniel Thomas out of Kansas State with the 62nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Gilbert appeared in 13 games, finishing with 165 attempts for 581 yards and 12 receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown for the Dolphins in 2011.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS

2012 DRAFT: INSIDE THE NUMBERS

0
The number of draft day trades the Patriots made in 2004. It is the only year in the Bill Belichick era that New England has not engaged in any draft-day trades.

2
2012 marks the second time that the team has owned the 31st pick in the draft (1993, No. 31 LB Chris Slade (second round pick).

2
The number of times in the Bill Belichick era the Patriots have drafted back-to-back players from the same school (2002: Rohan Davey and Jarvis Green, LSU; 2010: Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes, Florida).

2
The number of times New England has drafted three players in the first round (1973: G John Hannah, RB Sam Cunningham, WR Daryl Stingley; 1976: DB Mike Haynes, C Pete Brock, DB Tim Fox).

2
The number of offensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2005, Logan Mankins; 2011, Nate Solder).

3
The number of defensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2004: Vince Wilfork; 2008: Jerod Mayo; 2010: Devin McCourty).

3
2012 marks the third time that the team has owned the 27th pick in the draft (1982, No. 27 DT Lester Williams, 1971, No. 27 DT Julius Adams.

3
The number of times the Patriots drafted at least two players in the first and second round of the same draft (1998, 1982 and 1977).

3
The number of times New England has selected three or more players from one school in a single draft since 1967 (1973: Texas A&M - Brad Dusek, David Callaway and Homer May; 1974: BC - Steve Corbett, Phil Bennet and Gary Hudson and 2010: Florida - Jermaine Cunningham, Brandon Spikes and Aaron Hernandez).

3
The number of compensatory picks currently on the Patriots roster (2000: 6th round No. 199 - Tom Brady; 2009: 6th round No. 207 - Myron Pryor; 2010: 7th round No. 247 - Brandon Deaderick, 7th round).

4
The number of times in the Bill Belichick era that New England has made a pick in the top 20 (2011: No. 17 Nate Solder, 2001: No. 6 Richard Seymour; 2003: No. 13 Ty Warren; 2008: No. 10 Jerod Mayo).

6
The number of players New England has drafted from the University of Florida since 2004 - more than any other school during that time period (2004: S Gus Scott; 2006: WR Chad Jackson and LB Jeremy Mincey; 2010: DE Jermaine Cunningham, LB Brandon Spikes and TE Aaron Hernandez).

10
The number of times the Patriots have made at least two selections in the first round of the draft (1973: John Hannah, Sam Cunningham and Daryl Stingley; 1976: Mike Haynes, Pete Brock and Tim Fox; 1977: Raymond Clayborn and Stanley Morgan; 1980: Roland James and Vagas Ferguson; 1982: Ken Sims and Lester Williams; 1990: Chris Singleton and Ray Agnew; 1991: Pat Harlow and Leonard Russel; 1998: Robert Edwards and Tebucky Jones; 1999: Damien Woody and Andy Katzenmoyer and 2004: Vince Wilfork and Benjamin Watson).

13
The number of times since 2000 that New England has traded down in draft-day exchanges (See next page for trade breakdowns).

15
The number of times since 2000 that New England has traded up in draft-day exchanges (See next page for trade breakdowns).

18
The number of times since 2000 that New England has made draft-day trades involving players and/or future draft considerations (See next page for trade breakdowns).

18
The number of draft-day trades New England has made combined in the previous three drafts (2009-2011), with seven in 2009 and 2010 and four in 2011.

23
The number of compensatory picks the NFL has awarded New England since 2000.

23
The number of Boston College players the Patriots have taken in their draft history, more than any other school.

26
The number of compensatory picks the NFL has awarded New England since 1994, tied for seventh most in the NFL with Buffalo.

42
The number of quarterbacks the Patriots have taken all-time in the draft.

46
The number of draft-day trades by Bill Belichick in his 12 drafts with the Patriots.

1999
The last time New England made two first round selections - Nos. 17 and 28.


ROUND-BY-ROUND ROSTER BREAKDOWN
*unrestricted free agents; **restricted free agents

First Round (12 Players)
Will Allen (NYG)
*Andre Carter (SF)
*Shaun Ellis (NYJ)
Robert Gallery (OAK)
Anthony Gonzalez (IND)
Logan Mankins
Jerod Mayo
Devin McCourty
Nate Solder
Donte' Stallworth (NO)
*Gerard Warren (CLE)
Vince Wilfork

Second Round (12)
Ron Brace
Deion Branch
Patrick Chung
Jermaine Cunningham
Ras-I Dowling
*Kevin Faulk
Rob Gronkowski
Matt Light
Chad Ochocinco (CIN)
Brandon Spikes
Shane Vereen
Sebastian Vollmer

Third Round (4)
Marcus Harrison (CHI)
Ryan Mallett
Antwaun Molden (HOU)
Stevan Ridley

Fourth Round (5)
Tony Fiammetta (CAR)
Stephen Gostkowski
Aaron Hernandez
Niko Koutouvides (SEA)
Brandon Lloyd (SF)

Fifth Round (5)
Marcus Cannon
*Dan Koppen
Zoltan Mesko
Rob Ninkovich (NO)

Sixth Round (6)
Tom Brady
Markell Carter
Spencer Larsen (DEN)
Myron Pryor
Trevor Scott (OAK)
Donald Thomas (MIA)

Seventh Round (7)
Josh Barrett (DEN)
Brandon Deaderick
Julian Edelman
Jonathan Fanene (CIN)
Nate Jones (DAL)
Tiquan Underwood (JAC)
Malcolm Williams

Undrafted Players (29)
Danny Aiken (BUF)
Kyle Arrington (PHI)
Sergio Brown
Marquice Cole (OAK)
Dan Connolly (JAC)
Britt Davis (NYJ)
Daniel Fells (ATL)
Dane Fletcher
Steve Gregory (SD)
*Gary Guyton
Mike Hartline
Kyle Hix
Brian Hoyer
*James Ihedigbo (NYJ)
Matt Kopa (SF)
Aaron Lavarias
**Bret Lockett (CLE)
Kyle Love
Nick McDonald (GB)
Sterling Moore (OAK)
Mike Rivera (CHI)
Alex Silvestro
Jeff Tarpinian
Ross Ventrone
Brain Waters (DAL)
Wes Welker (SD)
Ryan Wendell
Tracy White (SEA)
Danny Woodhead (NYJ)
Matthew Slater

A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2013 DRAFT

PATRIOTS 2013 DRAFT SELECTIONS

Round...............How Acquired
1..................... Assigned Selection
2..................... Assigned Selection
3..................... Assigned Selection
4..................... Assigned Selection
5..................... Traded to Washington for DL Albert Haynesworth
6..................... Traded to Cincinnati along with a 2012 5th round pick for
...................... WR Chad Ochocicino
7 .................... Assigned Selection

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