Counting Down the Top 5 Recent Patriots 4th-Round Draft Picks
Some thought a fourth-round pick was too much to give up.
Let's count down the top five fourth-round Patriots draft picks of the last five years.
N0. 5: Kareem Brown (2007)
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Brown came out of Miami in 2007and was described as a long armed penetrator and a "gamble with potential" but he was cut from the roster by November of his rookie year. Who knows if the Pats were trying to sneak him onto the practice squad but the Jets, Ravens and 49ers all put a claim on him.
He played one career game with the Jets and didn't record a stat. He did have a half sack in a preseason game once.
No. 4: Jonathan Wilhite (2008)
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You might remember Lil' Willie Style from such great hits as watching Reggie Wayne catch the 2009 game winner and generally allowing numerous catches like the one here in this picture.
N0. 3: Rich Ohrnberger (2009)
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Ohrnberger is all the way at No. 3 not because of his play but if you follow him on twitter you know he's one of the funniest and weirdest dudes out there. The Pats might've whiffed with him on the field, but off the field they found themselves a comedic goldmine.
No. 2: Stephen Gostkowski (2006)
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It's pretty amazing that Gostkowski was able to replace Adam Vinatieri fairly seamlessly, though he really hasn't had the pressure of a make-or-break playoff kick entirely on his shoulders.
Still, with an 84.5 percent lifetime field goal average you can't ask for much better than that.
No. 1: Aaron Hernandez (2010)
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When's he's healthy there's no one more exciting to watch but he missed two games in each of his first two seasons and he's already missed four this year.
Hernandez was lining up to be perhaps the biggest weapon in the Patriots arsenal this season and we won't truly know the Pats offensive potential until he returns to full health. Dangerous in the open field and able to line up anywhere in a formation, Hernandez is the chess board queen of the gridiron.
Character concerns and positive tests for marijuana dropped him to the fourth round, but if there was a re-draft there's little doubt he'd be a first-rounder the second time around.
As you can see there is talent to be had in the fourth round, but it's often a crap shoot. What do you guys think, was a 4th too high a cost for Talib?