NFL Draft : 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Years with the Patriots: 1976-1982
Stats: 28 pass interceptions
111 kick returns - 1,159 return yards - 3 return touchdowns
Awards: 6 x Pro Bowl selection (1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1982) - 3 x All Pro selection (1977,1978,1982) - 1976 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year - NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
Mike Haynes was one of the most dominant athletes in the history of the franchise. Haynes was the NFL's top cornerback from the late '70s to the mid-80s and was also a dynamic return man.
Haynes was considered by many to be the Patriots first superstar but Haynes grew tired of playing for one of the NFLs least successful teams at the time.
Haynes played out his option with the Patriots in 1982, and in November, 1983, his contract was rewarded to the Los Angeles Raiders in a settlement that gave the Patriots a No. 1 draft choice in 1984 and a No. 2 pick in 1985.
Mike Haynes went on to have continued success with the Raiders and won a Super Bowl with the silver and black.