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1997: Canty a forgettable pick

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The Patriots didn't have a traditional photo shoot for cornerback Chris Canty of Kansas State, the 29th overall pick. In retrospect, it foreshadowed a forgettable two-year tenure for the undersize, overmatched Canty, who struggled on and off the field as the first pick of the Bobby Grier (personnel)/Pete Carroll (coach)/Andy Wasynczuk (salary cap) regime. -- Mike Reiss