When rookie Adrian Klemm takes the field for the first time as a Patriot, he will be the first-ever University of Hawaii product to play for New England.
Klemm, taken with the Patriots first overall pick, but in the second round with the 46th overall pick, will compete for one of two open starting tackle positions on New England's offensive line or possibly even a job at guard.
None of the other nine draft picks are the first from their respective schools to don a Patriots uniform. Even Boise State tight end Dave Stachelski is not the first Patriots from the small school. Wide receiver Al Marshall played four games for the Patriots in 1974 and had one catch for a 17-yard touchdown.
New Mexico linebacker Casey Tisdale is the second Lobo-turned-Patriot. Wide receiver Derwin Williams played 42 games and had one start from 1985-87. He had 14 catches for 208 yards in that time.
The other seven draft picks are from schools that have produced several Patriots players.