The Patriots own two first-round draft choices in 2012, their own and the Saints. The pick from the Saints came via a 2011 draft-day trade in which the Patriots acquired a 2011 second-round pick (RB Shane Vereen) and the '12 first-rounder.
With the New Orleans Saints losing to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, the positioning of their first-round pick is set. It will be 27th.
Recent No. 27 picks:
2011 -- CB Jimmy Smith (Ravens)
2010 -- CB Devin McCourty (Patriots)
2009 -- RB Donald Brown (Colts)
2008 -- CB Antoine Cason (Chargers)
2007 -- WR Robert Meachem (Saints)
2006 -- RB DeAngelo Williams (Panthers)
2005 -- WR Roddy White (Falcons)
2004 -- DE Jason Babin (Texans)
* Teams listed as those that drafted the player.