You can now read 10 articles a month for free. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

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
0
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

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week