How the Patriots are built, Current Patriots Team Roster

The New England Patriots play the New York Giants, couple hours from now are already a dynasty. Win tonight, they become the greatest NFL team ever, much better than the yapping 1972 Dolphins or the 60’s Packers, 70’s Steelers, 80’s 49ers or the 90’s Dallas Cowboys.

How did they do this? How are they on the verge of making history? A huge part is definitely the personnel Coach Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli, the Patriots VP of Player Personnel, who bring the right players who believe in the team first concept and are willing to put everything out there any given Sunday.

Current Patriots Team Roster

How the Patriots were built

Draft

Year

Pos.

Player

Round

1993

WR

Troy Brown

8th

1996

LB

Tedy Bruschi

3rd

1999

RB

Kevin Faulk

2nd

2000

QB

Tom Brady

6th-b

2001

DE

Richard Seymour

1st

OT

Matt Light

2nd

2002

DE

Jarvis Green

4th-b

2003

DT

Ty Warren

1st

S

Eugene Wilson

2nd-a

CB

Ellis Hobbs

3rd-a

CB

Asante Samuel

4th-b

C

Dan Koppen

5th

2004

DT

Vince Wolfork

1st-a

TE

Benjamin Watson

1st-b

2005

OT

Logan Mankins

1st

G

Nick Kaczur

3rd-b

S

James Sanders

4th

QB

Matt Cassel

7th-a

2006

RB

Laurence Maroney

1st

WR

Chad Jackson

2nd

K

S. Gostkowski

4th-b

OT

Ryan O’Callaghan

5th

DT

Le Kevin Smith

6th-c

CB

Willie Andrews

7th

2007

S

B. Meriweather

1st

Free agents

Year

Pos.

Player

2000

C

Lonie Paxton

2001

G

Stephen Neal

2003

S

Rodney Harrison

G

Russ Hochstein

2004

LB

Eric Alexander

CB

Randall Gay

2005

RB

Heath Evans

G

Billy Yates

2006

T

Wesley Britt

WR

Jabbar Gaffney

LB

Junior Seau

CB

Antwain Spann

LB

Pierre Woods

2007

RB

Kyle Eckel

QB

Matt Gutierrez

P

Chris Hanson

DT

Rashad Moore

TE

Stephen Spach

S

Raymond Ventrone

Unrestricted free agents

Year

Pos.

Player (prev. team)

2001

LB

Larry Izzo (Miami)

LB

Mike Vrabel (Pitt.)

2006

S

Mel Mitchell (N.O.)

2007

TE

Kyle Brady (Jack.)

WR

D. Stallworth (Phila.)

LB

Adalius Thomas (Balt.)

WR

K. Washington (Cin.)

Year

Pos.

Player (prev. team)

2007

WR

Randy Moss (Oakland)

WR

Wes Welker (Miami)