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20 Years of Patriots' Top Draft Picks with Robert Kraft

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1994: McGinest was the first 1

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Twenty years ago, Robert Kraft purchased the New England Patriots and announced his intention of delivering a first Super Bowl championship to the region. Some of the franchise's top draft choices played a big role in delivering three of them, starting with Willie McGinest (Southern Cal) in 1994. The No. 4 overall pick that year, McGinest ranks third on the all-time franchise list for sacks (78). He came up big in some of the team's biggest games and was part of all three Super Bowl championship teams, playing with the club from 1994-2005. -- Mike Reiss