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A fair amount. Belichick ultimately had the final say but some picks had Pioli's fingerprints on them. They took J. Hairston out of Central Connecticut a few years ago. It was a throwaway pick (Patriots are notorious for drafting numerous players who have no impact whatsoever in later rounds), but that was definitely one Pioli hand-chose (he went to the school.)
I like New Englands draft, sure they could use a linebacker, but someone like Phillip HUnt int he third to battle for one of the OLB spots and Jason WIlliams in the Fourth to compete for an ILB spot would give them good young depth there, while they really went to town on their secondary and re-inforced their lines, which is never a bad decision.