When you are annually one of the top teams during the NFL season and constantly find yourself in the Conference Championship Game and the Super Bowl, it means you are picking at the end of the draft every year.
Picking so low in the draft every year can make it difficult to maintain a roster that can compete yea in and year out for championships. Very few teams are capable of doing this which is why there is so much parity in the NFL.
Thankfully for Patriots fans, their team usually drafts players that come in and contribute right away to championship contending teams.
Hopefully, the man they took with the last pick of the first round, will continue that tradition.
Malcom Brown, expected by many draftniks to go in the first half of the first round, slid to the 32nd pick and is the newest member of the New England Patriots.
A 6-2, 320-pound defensive lineman from Texas, Brown is projected to be a big part of the Patriots defensive line rotation for 2015 and beyond. A run stuffing tackle who also has the ability to get to the quarterback, Brown will join 2014 first round pick Dominique Easley as the future of the team's interior defensive line.
With the Patriots losing Vince Wilfork to the Texans in free agency, Brown will have high expectations to produce from day one but being surrounded by an excellent group of lineman and linebackers and playing for the best coaching staff in the NFL should help him be able to live up to those expectations as a rookie.