Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The New England Patriots went into this year's draft with an absurd array of draft picks.
They're trying to ensure they carry a similar payload into 2010.
New England went into the draft with 11 picks and amassed 13 before making its first selection.
The Patriots will exit the weekend with no fewer than eight draftees because they've called six names and have two compensatory picks remaining. Teams cannot trade compensatories.
34th Patrick Chung, Oregon safety
40th Ron Brace, Boston College defensive tackle
41st Darius Butler, Connecticut cornerback
58th Sebastian Vollmer, Houston tackle
83rd Brandon Tate, North Carolina receiver
97th (compensatory), Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida outside linebacker