Patriots slotted at pick No. 28

January, 19, 2011
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After losing in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Patriots will pick 28th in the first round. That will also be the position of their original selections in rounds 2-7.

The Patriots would have been selecting 30th, but a rule change in 2009 altered the order of picks 21 to 30 based on where teams finish in the playoffs.

The following are the Patriots picks:

1a. From Oakland (17th)
1b. Original pick (28th)
2a. From Carolina (33rd)
2b. Original pick (60th)
3a. From Minnesota
3b. Original pick
4. Original pick/From Denver*
5. Original pick
6. Original pick/From Saints**

* The Patriots traded a fourth-round draft choice to Seattle for Deion Branch. They owned two fourth-rounders -- their own and one from Denver in the Laurence Maroney trade -- and the team has not confirmed which pick it traded to Seattle.

** The Patriots traded Laurence Maroney and a sixth-round pick to Denver for a fourth-round pick. The team has not confirmed which sixth-round pick it traded -- its own, or one acquired from New Orleans for David Thomas.

NOTES: The Patriots traded a 2011 seventh-round draft choice to the Falcons for Quinn Ojinnaka. ... The team's trade for LB Tracy White involved 2012 draft considerations. ... It is unknown what the Patriots traded to Kansas City for S Jarrad Page; it is likely a late-round pick in either 2011 or 2012.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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