NFL  > New England Patriots  > PATS DRAFTED ROOKIES : The HOW & WHY.
June 11, 2009, 01:14 PM
2009 PATS DRAFT ORDER : CHUNG / BRACE / BUTLER / VOLMER / TATE / McKENZIE OHRNBERGER / BUSSEY / INGRAM / / PRYER / EDELMEN / RICHARD

Now that Mini-Camp is here -
I thought it might be interesting to give a final breakdown on how the 2009 drafted rookies got here.
PATRIOTS 2009 DRAFT TRADES :
A ) Cassel / Vrabel trade = Db Patrick Chung ( # 34 overall )
B ) Moving back twice in 1st round ( trades with Ravens # 23 & Packers # 26 ) =
Db Darius Butler( # 41 ), Wr Brandon Tate ( # 83 ) , Qb J Edelman ( # 232 )
& 2010 Jags 2nd rounder ~
It also made E Hobbs expendable ( Butler )
Which resulted in the 2 Eagle's picks being parlayed into :
OT Ohrnberger ( # 123 ) & LS Jake Ingram ( # 198 )
C ) Pats second 2nd rounder (acquired via 2008 Chargers trade : # 47 )
Packaged with 4th & 6th rounders = Ron Brace ( # 40 )
D ) Pats trade their natural 3rd rounder to Titans for 2100 2nd rounder .

Total of 7 Draft weekend trades = 7 players ( plus two 2010 2nd rounders )
( 5 other players aquired via natural draft position selection / compensatory = 12 Overall )
Note : Tyrone McKenzie ( # 97 ) selected with 3rd round compensatory pick
Aquired from loss of A. Samuel / D. Stallworth
( 5th rounder Bussey ( 170 ) & 6th rounder DT M Pryer ( 207 ) also selected )
Of the 7 officially designated picks -
The Pats held and used only their natural 2nd rounder ( Volmer # 58 )
and natural 7th rounder( D Richard # 234 ) .

2009 DRAFT = ( 2 DB's / 3 DT 's / 3 O-Line / 1 LB / 1 WR / 1QB / 1 LS )

PATS HAD THE MOST ACTIVE DRAFT IN THEIR HISTORY :
WAS PIOLI EVEN MISSED ?

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