Patriots first-round picks through the years
2007: Brandon Meriweather
The Patriots traded their own first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for a fourth-round pick in 2007 and first-round pick in 2008, but also had the Seahawks' first-round selection after they traded Deion Branch to Seattle. With that pick, 24th overall, New England took Brandon Meriweather, the third safety picked in the draft and first out of Miami.
Meriweather has appeared in every regular-season game for the Patriots since being drafted. He was thrust into the headlines following a Florida shooting incident in February at which he was present, but has not been charged with any crime in connection with it.