Patriots locked in at 27th pick


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.