Hi, my name is Jamin, and I'm here to tell you the top five defining draft moments of the famous New England Patriots, possibly the greatest franchise in history but probably not though.
These players helped New England get to be this good and are one of the best in history.
So as your watching this slide show, I want you to think about what these players have accomplished, like Tom Brady throwing 50 touchdowns in a season.
So here you are: the slide show you've been waiting for...enjoy!
Stanley Morgan played wide receiver for the Patriots from 1977 to 1989 ... Saw action in 180 games for the Patriots over 13 seasons and hauled in 534 career receptions, a franchise record that stood for 17 years ... Remains the franchise record holder with 10,352 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns ... Notched 38 100-yard receiving performances in his Patriots career, including nine century-mark games in 1986 ... Earned Pro Bowl honors in 1979, 1980, 1986 and 1987 ... Ranks fifth in franchise history in punt returns and return yards ... Was a key member of the Patriots' 1985 AFC Championship team ... Named to the Patriots 35th Anniversary Team in 1994 ... Selected to the Patriots Team of the Century in 2000.
Drew Bledsoe, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993-2001.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, he was perceived to be the face of the Patriots franchise.
Bledsoe, an All-American for the Washington State Cougars and former No. 1 overall draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, announced his retirement from the sport on April 11, 2007.
Played for the Patriots from 1976-82 ... Selected to the NFL's 75th Anniversary team ... Known for tenacious man-to-man coverage... second all-time leading punt returner in Patriots history with 111 for 1,159 yards... fifth on interception list with 28... Named to six Pro Bowls 1976-80 and 1982 in seven seasons ... Was the first player in Patriots history to return a punt for a touchdown: 89 yards vs. Buffalo... Established seven new punt return records his rookie season.
Played entire career with the Patriots from 1973 through the Super Bowl season of 1985 ... regarded by many as the greatest guard to ever play the game and remains the only Patriot … one of two Patriots voted to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team … played in 183 games, fourth in franchise history … missed only five games with injuries … selected to nine Pro Bowls, a Patriots team record … called "The Greatest Offensive Lineman of All Time" by Sports Illustrated in their August 3, 1981 cover story … named Offensive Lineman of the Year for four straight years by NFL players … powered an offensive line which helped set an NFL record with 3,165 rushing yards in 1978 - a record which has not been challenged in 17 seasons … he was the first rookie offensive lineman in Patriots history to start in his NFL debut … started first 13 games as a rookie after playing for the legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at Alabama … fourth overall selection in the 1973 draft.
After being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000, Tom Brady spent his first year holding a clipboard and watching from the sidelines.
But in 2001, he got his big break. When the Patriots' starting quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, was injured, Brady became the team's starter and took the team all the way to Super Bowl XXXVI.
He led the Pats to a victory over the St. Louis Rams and became the youngest player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Between October 2003 and October 2004, Tom Brady led the Pats to an NFL-record 21 straight wins, including a second Super Bowl title.
With their 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, Tom Brady and the Patriots can now lay claim to being one of the greatest teams in NFL history.
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