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Patriots roster by draft status

One of the unique aspects of the Patriots' success this season is the number of players contributing who entered the league as free agents. Counting players on season-ending injured reserve, the Patriots have 21 players in that category.

The breakdown (* player on injured reserve):

First round (8)

OL Logan Mankins

LB Jerod Mayo

CB Devin McCourty

S Brandon Meriweather

RB Fred Taylor

DL Gerard Warren

DL Ty Warren*

DL Vince Wilfork

Second round (11)

DL Ron Brace

WR Deion Branch

CB Darius Butler

S Patrick Chung

TE Alge Crumpler

OLB Jermaine Cunningham

RB Kevin Faulk*

TE Rob Gronkowski

OL Matt Light

LB Brandon Spikes

OL Sebastian Vollmer

Third round (3)

OL Nick Kaczur*

WR Taylor Price

WR Brandon Tate

Fourth round (5)

K Stephen Gostkowski*

TE Aaron Hernandez

OL Rich Ohrnberger

S James Sanders

CB Jonathan Wilhite*

Fifth round (6)

OL Dan Koppen

P Zoltan Mesko

RB Sammy Morris

OLB Rob Ninkovich

OL Quinn Ojinnaka

WR Matthew Slater

Sixth round (4)

QB Tom Brady

RB Thomas Clayton

DE Eric Moore

DL Myron Pryor

Seventh round (8)

OLB Tully Banta-Cain

S Josh Barrett*

DL Landon Cohen

DL Brandon Deaderick

WR Julian Edelman

S Jarrad Page

DL Darryl Richard*

DL Kade Weston*

Undrafted (21)

CB Kyle Arrington

CB Leigh Bodden*

S Sergio Brown

CB Tony Carter

OL Dan Connolly

LB Dane Fletcher

K Shayne Graham

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

LB Gary Guyton

QB Brian Hoyer

LS Matt Katula

OL Mark LeVoir

S Bret Lockett*

DL Kyle Love

S Brandon McGowan*

OL Stephen Neal*

WR Wes Welker

OL Ryan Wendell

LB Tracy White

RB Danny Woodhead

DL Mike Wright