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How New England's roster was built

9/1/2013

The Patriots roster is, at least for now, at 51 players, leaving them room to add two more players via the wavier system, free agency or even a trade.

Let's take a look at how the current 51 were originally acquired by the team.

Draft picks (29)

First-rounders (7): LB Dont'a Hightower, DE Chandler Jones, G Logan Mankins, LB Jerod Mayo, S Devin McCourty, OT Nate Solder, NT Vince Wilfork

Second-rounders (7): LB Jamie Collins, WR Aaron Dobson, TE Rob Gronkowski, LB Brandon Spikes, RB Shane Vereen, OT Sebastian Vollmer, S Tavon Wilson

Third-rounders (5): DE Jake Bequette, S Duron Harmon, QB Ryan Mallett, RB Stevan Ridley, CB Logan Ryan,

Fourth-rounders (2): WR Josh Boyce, K Stephen Gostkowski

Fifth-rounders (2): OL Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater

Sixth-rounders (2): QB Tom Brady, S Nate Ebner

Seventh-rounders (4): LB Steve Beauharnais, DE Michael Buchanan, CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Julian Edelman

College free agents (9)

LS Danny Aiken

P Ryan Allen

RB Brandon Bolden

LB Dane Fletcher

OL Josh Kline

TE Zach Sudfeld

WR Kenbrell Thompkins

DT Joe Vellano

C Ryan Wendell

Free agency/waiver claims (11)

WR Danny Amendola

CB Kyle Arrington

DB Marquice Cole

OL Dan Connolly

FB James Develin

S Steve Gregory

TE Michael Hoomanawanui

DT Tommy Kelly

DE Rob Ninkovich

OL Will Svitek

RB Leon Washington

Trades (2)

RB LeGarrette Blount

CB Aqib Talib