Patriots first-round picks through the years
2006: Laurence Maroney
The Patriots had the 21st pick in 2006 after finishing 10-6 in 2005, and added Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney. He had occasional contributions, but was not a consistent performer and the Patriots traded him to the Denver Broncos during the 2010 season for the Broncos' fourth-round pick in 2011. Maroney played in only four games last season.