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Well we DO know one thing about this years Draft.

                                                      

       Which Tight End is Scott Pioli going to select this year?

Overall Rank Tight Ends School
27 Jermaine Gresham Oklahoma  1st Round Talent
59 Rob Gronkowski Arizona  2nd rounder
67 Jimmy Graham Miami  3rd rounder
72 Aaron Hernandez Florida  3rd rounder
88 Anthony McCoy USC  3rd rounder
95 Ed Dickson Oregon  4th rounder
96 Dennis Pitta BYU  4th rounder
126 Tony Moeaki Iowa  5th rounder
139 Garrett Graham Wisconsin  5th rounder

   Let's look at Pioli's draft history for some clarification :)


2000 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
2 46 Adrian Klemm Offensive tackle Hawaii
3 76 J. R. Redmond Running back Arizona State
4 127 Greg Robinson-Randall Offensive tackle Michigan State
5 141 Dave Stachelski Tight end Boise State
5[7] 161 Jeff Marriott Defensive tackle Missouri
6 187 Antwan Harris Safety Virginia
6 199 Tom Brady Quarterback Michigan
6 201 David Nugent Defensive end Purdue
7 226 Casey Tisdale Linebacker New Mexico
7 239 Patrick Pass Fullback Georgia

2001 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 6 Richard Seymour Defensive tackle Georgia
2[6] 48 Matt Light Offensive tackle Purdue
3[7] 86 Brock Williams Cornerback Notre Dame
4[8] 96 Kenyatta Jones Offensive tackle South Florida
4[7] 119 Jabari Holloway Tight end Notre Dame
5 163 Hakim Akbar Safety Washington
6[9] 180 Arther Love Tight end South Carolina State
6 200 Leonard Myers Cornerback Miami (FL)
7[10] 216 Owen Pochman Kicker BYU
7 239 T. J. Turner Linebacker Michigan State

2002 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1[2] 21 Daniel Graham Tight end Colorado
2 65 Deion Branch Wide receiver Louisville
4[3] 117 Rohan Davey Quarterback LSU
4[4] 126 Jarvis Green Defensive end LSU
7[5] 237 Antwoine Womack Running back Virginia
7 253 David Givens Wide receiver Notre Dame

2003 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1[5] 13 Ty Warren Defensive tackle Texas A&M
2[6] 36 Eugene Wilson Cornerback Illinois
2[7] 45 Bethel Johnson Wide receiver Texas A&M
4[6] 117 Dan Klecko Defensive tackle Temple
4[8] 120 Asante Samuel Cornerback Central Florida
5[9] 164 Dan Koppen Center Boston College
6[9] 201 Kliff Kingsbury Quarterback Texas Tech
7 234 Spencer Nead Tight end BYU
7[10] 239 Tully Banta-Cain Linebacker California
7[9] 243 Ethan Kelley Defensive tackle Baylor

2004 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1[3] 21 Vince Wilfork Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
1 32 Benjamin Watson Tight end Georgia
2 63 Marquise Hill Defensive end LSU
3 95 Guss Scott Safety Florida
4[4] 128 Dexter Reid Safety North Carolina
4 128 Cedric Cobbs Running back Arkansas
5 164 P. K. Sam Wide receiver Florida State
7 233 Christian Morton Cornerback Florida State

2005 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 32 Logan Mankins Offensive guard Fresno State
3[33] 84 Ellis Hobbs Cornerback Iowa State
3 100 Nick Kaczur Offensive tackle Toledo
4 133 James Sanders Safety Fresno State
5 170 Ryan Claridge Linebacker UNLV
7[34] 230 Matt Cassel Quarterback Southern California
7 255 Andy Stokes Tight end William Penn

2006 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 21 Laurence Maroney Running back Minnesota
2[45] 36 Chad Jackson Wide receiver Florida
3 86 David Thomas Tight end Texas
4[46] 106 Garrett Mills Tight end Tulsa
4 118 Stephen Gostkowski Kicker Memphis
5[47] 136 Offensive tackle California
6 191 Jeremy Mincey Defensive end Florida
6 205 Dan Stevenson Offensive guard Notre Dame
6 206 Le Kevin Smith Defensive tackle Nebraska
7 229 Willie Andrews Defensive back Baylor

2007 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1[47] 24 Brandon Meriweather Safety Miami (FL)
4 127 Kareem Brown Defensive end Miami (FL)
5 171 Clint Oldenburg Offensive tackle Colorado State
6[48] 180 Justin Rogers Linebacker SMU
6 202 Mike Richardson Cornerback Notre Dame
6 208 Justise Hairston Running back Central Connecticut State
6 209 Corey Hilliard Offensive guard Oklahoma State
7[49] 211 Oscar Lua Linebacker USC
7 247 Mike Elgin Center Iowa

2008 New England Patriots Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1[40] 10 Jerod Mayo Linebacker Tennessee
1 (31)[41] Selection forfeited
2 62 Terrence Wheatley Cornerback Colorado
3[40] 78 Shawn Crable Linebacker Michigan
3 94 Quarterback San Diego State
4 129 Jonathan Wilhite Cornerback Auburn
5[42] 153 Matthew Slater Safety UCLA
6 197 Bo Ruud Linebacker Nebraska

2009 Kansas City Chiefs Draft Selections
Round Selection Name Position College
1 3 Tyson Jackson Defensive end Louisiana State
3 67 Alex Magee Defensive tackle Purdue
4 102 Donald Washington Cornerback Ohio State
5 139 Colin Brown Offensive tackle Missouri
6 175 Quinten Lawrence Wide receiver McNeese State
7 212 Javarris Williams Running back Tennessee State
237[a] Tight end Miami (OH)
256 Ryan Succop Placekicker South Carolina

   Some interesting points:

The sheer volume of picks that the Patriots consistently amass through trades and compensation for losing good players in Free Agency. That in multiple drafts Pioli/Bellichick have taken multiple players at the same position. In 2003 they selected 3 Defensive tackles.

Geaux Chiefs

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