Patriots first-round picks through the years
2001: Richard Seymour
The Patriots finished 5-11 in 2000 season and had the sixth pick in the following and chose Richard Seymour, a defensive tackle from Georgia. Seymour played for the Patriots from 2001 to just before the start of the season in 2009, when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a 2011 first round pick.
Seymour appeared in 111 regular-season games for the Patriots and had 39 sacks, won three Super Bowls and was named to five Pro Bowl teams.