The Patriots have been here before. They selected a middle linebacker out of Florida with a slow 40-yard dash time named Brandon Spikes with the No. 62 overall pick in 2010.
Four years later, New England holds the No. 62 pick yet again. Though Spikes had a bit of a rocky stay in New England, he was a starter and a productive player who set an aggressive tone in the middle of the Patriots defense. As a second rounder, he offered a good return on New England's investment.
The Patriots had the No. 62 pick in 2008 as well. Revealing just how much of a dice-roll the second round can be, the Patriots took cornerback Terrence Wheatley out of Colorado.
What kind of player will the Patriots find with No. 62 this year? It appears to be a relatively deep draft, but we'll have to wait to find out.
Until then, here's a look at the players taken at No. 62 since 2000.
2013: Christine Michael, RB, Seattle
2012: Casey Hayward, DB, Green Bay
2011: Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins
2010: Brandon Spikes, ILB, Patriots
2009: Sen'Derrick, DT, Titans
2008: Terrence Wheatley, CB, Patriots
2007: Dan Bazuin, DE, Bears
2006: Tim Jennings, CB, Colts
2005: Bryant McFadden, DB, Steelers
2004: Keary Colbert, WR, Panthers
2003: Terrence Kiel, SS, Charger
2002: Antwaan Randle El, WR, Steelers
2001: Gary Baxter, DB, Ravens
2000: Jacoby Shepherd, DB, Rams
The Patriots also hold picks No. 93 (third round) and No. 130 (fourth round). Of the more well-known names taken at those two spots in recent years are Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (No. 93 in 2010) and Saints running back Darren Sproles (No. 130 in 2005 to the Chargers).