Draft picks

PlayerYear (round)Contribution << QB Tom Brady2000 (6th)Won two Super Bowl MVP awards and 2007 NFL MVP. DT Richard Seymour2001 (1st)Made five straight Pro Bowls from 2002-06. T Matt Light2001 (2nd)Anchored line that allowed only 21 sacks in 2007. DT Vince Wilfork2004 (1st)Was a Pro Bowl starter in 2007. Free agents

PlayerYearContribution LB Mike Vrabel2001Finished with 12 1/2 sacks in 2007 and made Pro Bowl S Rodney Harrison2003Key player in Patriots’ 2003 and ’04 Super Bowl wins. Major trades

PlayerYearContribution RB Corey Dillon2004Set Patriots’ single-season rushing record, 1,635 yards. << WR Randy Moss2007Set NFL record for TD receptions with 23 in ’07. WR Wes Welker2007Led Patriots with 112 receptions in ’07.