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They didn't. The 1st round draft choice they have in the 2008 draft was acquired from the 49ers last year in a trade the 49ers made so they could move up in the draft and select offensive tackle Joe Staley. The 49ers traded their fourth round choice in 2007 and their first round choice in 2008 for the Patriots first round choice in 2007 which the 49ers used to select Staley. The Patriots lost their first round choice in 2008, the 31st overall, but were not stripped of the 1st rounder obtained via the 49ers trade.

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