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Patriots draft history database: Sorting through the picks

The Patriots have drafted nearly 600 players since the team's first round-by-round draft in 1961 (they also drafted players in 1960, but in groups based on position). This interactive allows you to compare players drafted using various criteria. Large bold numbers on player profiles show Weighted Career Approximate Value, a statistic created by Pro-Football-Reference.com measuring a player's overall effectiveness.

Comparing Weighted CAV
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Andre
Tippett
90
Curtis
Martin
101
John
Hannah
111
Tom
Brady
145
Peyton
Manning
172
Manning has the highest Weighted CAV in league history.

Statistics reflect players' full NFL/AFL careers

Hover or click on the bars to view player information

Position
Year
Round
Hall of Fame
All Pro
Pro Bowl
College
Weighted CAV
Starter

SOURCES: nfl.com, pro-football-reference.com, Getty Images

Luke Knox, Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff

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