Chad Finn's best Patriots draft picks
16. Nick Buoniconti, LB, 1962, 13th round
The Hall of Famer is probably best remembered as the anchor of the defense for the undefeated 1972 Dolphins, but he proved one of the all-time draft steals for the Patriots when he was chosen out of Notre Dame 10 years earlier. He made five AFL All-Star teams in his seven season (1962-68) with the Patriots.