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NFL Draft 2011 - April 28-30, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY NFL Draft from SI.comNFL Draft from SI.comSI.comNFL Draft from SI.com
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New England PatriotsNEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Round Pick Player Position School
1 17 (17) Nate Solder T Colorado
2 1 (33) Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia
2 24 (56) Shane Vereen RB California
3 9 (73) Stevan Ridley RB LSU
3 10 (74) Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas
5 7 (138) Marcus Cannon G TCU
5 28 (159) Lee Smith TE Marshall
6 29 (194) Markell Carter LB Central Arkansas
7 17 (219) Malcolm Williams CB TCU
* - Compensatory pick | # - Supplemental pickGRADING SYSTEM
Team Needs
  • DE: In a year when top-tier rush ends are available, the Pats desperately need to scoop one up early.
  • WR: There's no longer a true deep threat on the roster. Tom Brady needs one to be Super.
  • OL: Across the board, money and age issues have the Pats looking to bolster things up front.
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