7 Biggest Draft Day Mistakes in New England Patriots History

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7 Biggest Draft Day Mistakes in New England Patriots History
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The New England Patriots are always one of the most fascinating teams to watch during the NFL Draft. They trade up and down, take chances on controversial players and often make surprising selections long before any of the pundits thought a certain player would be taken.

While the Pats have had an unprecedented run of success on the field, they've had plenty of draft misses as well. They're masters of trading down, acquiring more picks and mitigating the risk of each draft pick, but they have quite a few misfires in the early rounds, especially the second.

Here's a look back at some of the biggest mistakes in recent seasons—reaches on players who never panned out and just general busts who had the predraft hype but never lived up to it.

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