20 Years of Patriots' Top Draft Picks with Robert Kraft

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2001: Seymour helps with the reconstruction

Photograph By Courtesy of New England Patriots

In the final year of Foxboro Stadium, defensive lineman Richard Seymour (6th overall) stood on the construction site of soon-to-be-built CMGI Field, which would later be re-named Gillette Stadium. Seymour (2001-2008) was one of the best picks in franchise history that was panned by some media analysts at the time. -- Mike Reiss