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2009 NFL Draft Notes

NO FIRST-ROUND PICK
The Patriots did not make a first-round pick, marking just the fourth time in franchise history that they did not use a firstround
selection.

  • The Patriots also did not make first-round picks in 2000, 1974 and 1972.
  • In 1972, the Patriots did not make a first-round pick after their first-round pick was awarded to Minnesota for quarterback Joe Kapp.
  • In 1974, the Patriots did not make a first-round pick after their first-round pick was traded to San Francisco for tight end Bob Windsor.
  • In 2000, the Patriots did not make a first-round pick after their first-round pick was traded to the New York Jets for head coach Bill Belichick.
  • In 2009, the Patriots' first-round pick (No. 23) was traded for picks (No. 26 and No. 162) that were then traded for a second-round pick (No. 41) and two third-round picks (Nos. 73 and 83)

BACK-TO-BACK PICKS
The Patriots selected with the 40th and 41st overall picks, drafting DL Ron Brace (No. 40) and DB Darius Butler (No.
41). The only other time the Patriots had back-to-back picks in the top 100 was in 1982, when they also had the 40th and
41st overall picks. In 1982, the Patriots selected RB Robert Weathers (No. 40) and Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Andre
Tippett (No. 41) with those picks. The last time the Patriots had back-to-back picks was in 2007, when they had picks No.
208 and No. 209.

NEW ENGLAND SCHOOLS
The Patriots selected Boston College's Ron Brace and Connecticut's Darius Butler in the second round, marking the
first time since 1999 that the Patriots picked two players from New England colleges in the same draft. In 1999, the Patriots
selected Boston College's Damien Woody in the first round (17th overall) and Brown's Sean Morey in the seventh
round (241 overall). This draft is the first in which the Patriots picked two players from New England schools in the top 50.

S PATRICK CHUNG - Round 2, No. 34 -- Oregon

  • Patrick Chung is the third player in Patriots history drafted from the University of Oregon, joining TE Russ Francis (Selected No. 16 in 1975) and RB Dino Philyaw (Selected No. 195 in 1995).
  • Chung is the ninth defensive back to be selected by the Patriots with their first selection of a draft. The other eight are Brandon Meriweather (No. 24 in 2007), Chris Canty (No. 29 in 1997), Ty Law (No. 23 in 1995), Roland James (No. 14 in 1980), Rick Sanford (No. 25 in 1980), Raymond Clayborn (No. 16 in 1977), Mike Haynes (No. 5 in 1976 and John Charles (No. 21 in 1967).
  • The only other Patriot selected with the 34th overall pick was Patriots Hall of Fame linebacker Steve Nelson, picked 34th overall in 1974.

DL RON BRACE - Round 2, No. 40 - Boston College

  • Ron Brace is the 14th player drafted by the Patriots from Boston College and the first since Dan Koppen was selected in the fifth round (No. 164 overall) in 2003.
  • Brace is the first defensive lineman taken by the Patriots in the first three rounds in the last five years, dating back to when Vince Wilfork was selected in the first round (No. 21 overall) in 2004.
  • Brace is the fourth Boston College player picked by the Patriots in the first two rounds of the draft, joining C Damien Woody (1st round, 1999), NT Mike Ruth (2nd round, 1986) and G Steve Corbett (2nd round, 1974).

DB DARIUS BUTLER - Round 2, No. 41 - Connecticut

  • Darius Butler is the first player drafted by the Patriots from the University of Connecticut.
  • Butler is the second-highest player ever drafted from the University of Connecticut, behind only running back Donald Brown, who was picked by the Indianapolis Colts with the 27th overall pick today. Prior to today, the highest a UConn player was selected in the draft was in 2005, when Alfred Fincher was selected by the Saints in the third round (No. 82 overall).

2009 TRADE SUMMARY

Trade #1 (2/28/09) — The Patriots acquired a 2009 second-round selection (No. 34 overall – S Patrick Chung) from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel.

Trade #2 (3/5/09) — The Patriots acquired wide receiver Greg Lewis and an undisclosed selection in the 2010 NFL Draft from Philadelphia in exchange for a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 159 overall).

Trade #3 (4/25/09) — The Patriots acquired a 2009 first-round selection (No. 26 overall – LB Clay Matthews) and a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 162 overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 2009 first-round selection (No. 23 overall – T Michael Oher).

Trade #4 (4/25/09) – The Patriots acquired a 2009 second-round selection (No. 41 overall – DB Darius Butler), a 2009 third-round selection (No. 73 overall) and a 2009 third-round selection (No. 83 overall) from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a 2009 first-round selection (No. 26 overall – LB Clay Matthews) and a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 162 overall).

Trade #5 (4/25/09)– The Patriots acquired a 2009 second-round selection (No. 40 overall – DL Ron Brace) from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2009 second-round selection (No. 47 overall), a 2009 fourth-round selection (No. 124 overall) and a 2009 sixth-round selection (No. 199 overall)

Trade #6 (4/26/09)- The Patriots acquired a 2009 seventh-round selection (No. 232 overall) and a 2010 second-round selection from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 2009 third-round selection (No. 73 overall - RB Derek Cox).

Trade #7 (4/26/09) - The Patriots acquired a 2010 second-round selection from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a 2009 thirdround selection (No. 89 overall - TE Jared Cook).

Trade #8 (4/26/09)- The Patriots acquired a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 137 overall - LB Jason Phillips) and a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 141 overall - WR Kenny McKinley) from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for CB Ellis Hobbs.

Trade #9 (4/26/09) - The Patriots acquired a 2009 fourth-round selection (No. 123 overall - OL Rich Ohrnberger) and a 2009 sixthround selection (No. 198 overall - LS Jake Ingram) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 137 overall - LB Jason Phillips) and a 2009 fifth-round selection (No. 141 overall - WR Kenny McKinley).

2010 DRAFT STATUS
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NOTE:The Patriots also possess an undisclosed 2010 draft selection acquired from Philadelphia as part of the trade for WR Greg Lewis.

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