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New England Patriots 1971 Drafted Players

The New England Patriots drafted 13 players in the 1971 NFL draft. Of the 13 players selected 3 played offense and 1 played defense. The players drafted were Jim Plunkett a QB drafted in round 1 out of Stanford, Julius Adams a DL drafted in round 2 out of Texas Southern, Tim Kelly drafted in round 5 out of Notre Dame, David Hardt drafted in round 6 out of Kentucky, Josh Ashton a RB drafted in round 9 out of Tulsa, Layne McDowell drafted in round 10 out of Iowa, Dan Schneiss drafted in round 11 out of Nebraska, John Rodman drafted in round 12 out of Northwestern, Lewis Swain drafted in round 13 out of Alabama A&M, Al Sykes a WR drafted in round 14 out of Florida A&M, Nick McGarry drafted in round 15 out of Massachusetts, Jim Zikmund drafted in round 16 out of Nebraska-Kearney and Ronald Leigh drafted in round 17 out of Elizabeth City State. View all of the players selected in the 1971 Patriots NFL Draft.
1971 New England Patriots Draft Picks
Round Selection Player Position College
1 1   Jim Plunkett QB   Stanford
2 27   Julius Adams DL   Texas Southern
5 105   Tim Kelly   Notre Dame
6 131   David Hardt   Kentucky
9 209   Josh Ashton RB   Tulsa
10 235   Layne McDowell   Iowa
11 261   Dan Schneiss   Nebraska
12 287   John Rodman   Northwestern
13 313   Lewis Swain   Alabama A&M
14 339   Al Sykes WR   Florida A&M
15 365   Nick McGarry   Massachusetts
16 391   Jim Zikmund   Nebraska-Kearney
17 417   Ronald Leigh   Elizabeth City State
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