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Patriots hold nine selections in 2011 Draft

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76th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
*Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2011
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WHEN:
8:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, April 28, 2011 (Round 1)
6:00 p.m. (EDT), Friday, April 29, 2011 (Rounds 2-3)
12:00 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, April 30, 2011 (Rounds 4-7)

DRAFTING:The 2011 NFL Draft will consist of seven rounds with a total of 254 picks. Each team is assigned one pick per round based on the reverse order of finish of the 2010 season. In addition, a total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded. New England holds 9 total picks.

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

PATRIOTS DRAFT STATUS
As of April 7, the Patriots possess 9 selections in the 2011 NFL Draft, including four in the first two rounds. New England owns the 17th and the 28th pick in the first round. The Patriots are without a seventh-round pick in 2011 due to a trade with Atlanta in exchange for T Quinn Ojinnaka in August of 2010. The Patriots also owned the 17th and 28th picks in the same draft in 1999, selecting C Damien Woody from Boston College with the 17th pick and LB Andy Katzenmoyer from Ohio State with the 28th pick. The Patriots enter the draft with five of the first 75 picks, the highest number for any club in the past 20 years (1991 Dallas Cowboys).

NFL DRAFT FACTS
DRAFT ORDERThe NFL's 2011 draft order was derived from the reverse order of 2010 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 ROTATIONThe 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.

PASSINGIf 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.

COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICESA total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 teams. The Patriots did not receive a compensatory pick in 2011, but have been awarded a total of 26 compensatory selections in the 18 years since the system was adopted prior to the 1994 draft. In 2000, the Patriots used a compensatory draft choice to select QB Tom Brady (sixth round, 199th overall).

Numbers and Positioning: The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents, with a maximum of four. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. Compensatory picks cannot be traded.

Formula:Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
2011 DRAFT: INSIDE THE NUMBERS
1The number of offensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2005, Logan Mankins).

22011 marks the second time that the team has owned the 17th and 28th picks in the same draft (1999, No. 17 C Damien Woody and No. 28 LB Andy Katzenmoyer).

2The 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).

2The 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).

3The number of times in the Bill Belichick era that New England has made a pick in the top 20 (2001: No. 6 Richard Seymour; 2003: No. 13 Ty Warren; 2008: No. 10 Jerod Mayo).

3The 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).

4The number of consecutive years the Patriots have taken a defensive player with their first selection in the draft (2007: Brandon Meriweather; 2008: Jerod Mayo; 2009: Patrick Chung; 2010: Devin McCourty).

5The number of defensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2003: Ty Warren; 2004: Vince Wilfork; 2007: Brandon Meriweather; 2008: Jerod Mayo; 2010: Devin McCourty).

5The number of compensatory picks currently on the Patriots roster (2000: 6th round No. 199 - Tom Brady; 2005: 3rd round No. 100 - Nick Kaczur; 2009: 6th round No. 207 - Myron Pryor; 2010: 7th round No. 247 - Brandon Deaderick, 7th round No. 250 - Kade Weston).

6The 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).

7Last year, the Patriots made seven trades on draft weekend and ended up with 12 total picks.

9The Patriots have the third most picks in 2011 with 9, behind San Francisco (12) and Philadelphia (10).

10The 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).

11The number of times since 2000 that New England has traded down in draft-day exchanges (See next page for trade breakdowns).

12The total number of picks New England made in each of the last two drafts (2009-2010).

14The number of draft-day trades New England has made combined in the previous two drafts (2009-2010), seven in each year.

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

16The 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).

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

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

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

41The number of quarterbacks the Patriots have taken all-time in the draft.

42The number of draft-day trades by Bill Belichick in his 11 drafts with the Patriots.

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

2004The only year in the Bill Belichick era that New England has not engaged in any draft-day trades.

HISTORY OF #17
PATRIOTS AT #17: The Patriots have selected at No. 17 two times in team history, drafting C Damien Woody out of Boston College in 1999 and RB John Stephens out of Northwestern (La.) State in 1988. NOTABLE PICKS:G Gene Upshaw was a first round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 1967. He is a member of the Hall of Fame, who played in six Pro Bowls and was a member of two Super Bowl championship teams. He also served as Executive Director of the Player's Union following his playing career. RB Emmitt Smith was a first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1990. He is the NFL's all-time leading rusher and a member of the Hall of Fame. He is the only player to be named MVP, win a rushing crown, a Super Bowl and be named the Super Bowl MVP in the same season (1993). G Steve Hutchison was a first round pick by Seattle, who now plays with Minnesota. He is a 7-time Pro Bowl player and 6-time first team all-pro.

A YEAR AGO AT #17 - G MIKE IUPATILast year, the San Francisco 49ers used the 17th pick to select G Mike Iupati from Idaho. He started all 16 games for the 49ers at left guard and was named to the all-rookie team by the pro football writers association.

HISTORY OF #28
PATRIOTS AT #28: The Patriots have used the 28th overall pick twice in team history, selecting C Trevor Matich from BYU in 1985 and LB Andy Katzenmoyer from Ohio State in 1999.
NOTABLE PICKS:CB Darrell Green played 20 seasons with the Washington Redskins (1983-2002) and is a member of the Hall of Fame. He was a 7-time Pro Bowl player, a 4-time all-pro selection and a member of two Super Bowl championship teams.

A YEAR AGO AT #28 - DE JARED ODRICKThe Miami Dolphins used the 28th pick to select DE Jared Odrick from Penn State. Odrick started the first game of the season but injured his ankle and missed the rest of his rookie season.

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