Patriots

Teams have had success picking 60th overall in the NFL Draft

Maybe the Patriots can still pick up a franchise player

Maurice Jones-Drew runs for a third-quarter touchdown during an NFL football game in 2009. Phil Coale/AP

The Patriots don’t pick until 60th-overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a punishment for the Deflategate scandal, the team was stripped of its first-round pick and fined $1 million. Even if the Patriots trade into the first round, they will not be allowed to pick higher than 29th overall.

But there’s hope for the Patriots yet — even 60 picks into the draft. Via ProFootball reference, here are the 60th-overall picks from the last 10 years.

2015: Randy Gregory, OLB, Dallas Cowboys

2014: Kony Ealy, DE, Carolina Panthers

2013: Robert Alford, CB, Atlanta Falcons

2012: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Baltimore Ravens

2011: Brandon Harris, DB, Houston Texans

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2010: Golden Tate, WR, Seattle Seahawks

2009: Will Beatty, OT, New York Giants

2008: Patrick Lee, DB, Green Bay Packers

2007: Samson Satele, C, Miami Dolphins

2006: Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Other notable names include quarterback Charlie Batch (1998), defensive back Darren Sharper (1997), and quarterback Kordell Stewart (1995).

Bill Belichick’s first-round draft picks

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