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2007: Meriweather a secondary story in draft

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In a draft where the Patriots traded for veteran receiver Randy Moss, the selection of University of Miami safety Brandon Meriweather (21st overall) wasn't a top storyline. Meriweather never became the commanding presence in the secondary that Bill Belichick envisioned, with the club releasing him before his rookie contract expired in 2011 training camp. -- Mike Reiss