Patriots 2011 NFL Draft Class

The 2011 New England Patriots Draft Class. Each pick, with news, notes and links to information about them.

Round-by-round the New England Patriots wheeled and dealed with other teams moving down and acquiring more picks in the future. The Patriots began the day with 9 picks and finished with 9 players with which to rebuild the roster. Just one pick, 5th round choice Lee Smith, was selected by the Patriots at the original Draft position. Every other pick was acquired via trade, either before or during the Draft.

Here are the Draft picks, links to their player pages (click on their name), links to their school page, highlight video link and their press conference notes.

Drafted Name, Pos HT, WT School Video Reaction
Round 1-17, (17th overall)
Nate Solder, OT 6'8", 319# Colorado
Round 2 -1, (33rd overall) Ras-I Dowling , DB  6'1", 198# Virginia
Round 2-24 (56th overall) Shane Vereen, RB 5'10", 210# California
Round 3, Pick 9 (73) Stevan Ridley, RB 5'11", 225# LSU
 Round 3, Pick 10 (74)  Ryan Mallett, QB 6'7", 253# Arkansas
 Round 5, Pick 7 (138)  Marcus Cannon, OL 6'5", 358# TCU
 Round 5, Pick 28 (159)  Lee Smith, TE  6'6", 266#   Marshall
Round 6, Pick 29 (194)  Markell Carter, DE/LB 252# Central Arkansas
Round 7, Pick 16 (219)  Malcolm Williams, DB TCU

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