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New England Patriots - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

2020 represented the first time the New England Patriots did not have Tom Brady on the roster since his was drafted in 2000 and they failed to make the playoffs. Brady won the Super Bowl with his new team in Tampa. Yet Brady was not a first-round draft pick. In fact, he came on board from a much later round (6th). Making their debut in 1960, the Patriots then known as the “Boston Patriots” drafted Ron Mix first, a tackle from USC. Jim Plunkett who would establish himself in Oakland was originally drafted by New England in 1971. Darryl Stingley came a year later with the 19th pick in the first round but his destiny was determined by the Raiders Jack Tatum who hit Stingley with a tackle in a pre-season game which left the Patriots player a paraplegic. One of the best guards in history was John Hannah and he was a first-round pick in 1973. Determining who was the Patriots’ best first-round pick ever would either be Hannah or Ty Law and my vote is for the offensive lineman.

Honorable Mentions: Sam “The Bam” Cunningham (1973), Irving Fryar (1984), Willie McGinest (1994), Terry Glenn (1996), Damien Woody (1999), Richard Seymour (2001), Ben Watson (2004)

Harv Aronson

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