The New England Patriots have been passing around their draft picks for the upcoming draft in favor of proven NFL talent, while also acquiring late round picks from other teams. It can be hard to keep track of all the trades, so we’ve recapped where the Patriots draft picks have gone, and what draft picks remain.
First round - No pick
Second round - No pick
Third round - 72nd and 96th
The Patriots have the 72nd overall pick from the Panthers, along with their original 96th overall pick.
The Patriots also sent the 103rd overall pick, which was acquired from the Cleveland Browns in the trade for LB Jamie Collins, to the Saints for Cooks.
Fourth round - 131st
The Patriots acquired the 118th overall pick from the New Orleans Saints, but should lose that immediately as penalty for DeflateGate.
This should mean that the Patriots should be able to use the 131st overall pick, obtained from the Seattle Seahawks in a 2016 draft day trade.
The Patriots sent their original 137th overall pick to the Indianapolis Colts for TE Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick.
Fifth round - 163rd and 183rd
The Patriots acquired the 163rd overall pick from the Denver Broncos in exchange for TE A.J. Derby.
The Patriots traded away their original 175th overall pick to the Browns for LB Barkevious Mingo prior to the 2016 season.
The Patriots also have the 183rd overall pick as a compensatory selection for losing DT Akiem Hicks in 2016 free agency.
Sixth round - 200th
The Patriots received the 200th overall pick from the Colts, along with TE Dwayne Allen, in exchange for their fourth round pick.
The Patriots traded away their 215th overall pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for LB Kyle Van Noy and a seventh round pick.
Seventh round - 239th
The Patriots obtained the 239th overall pick from the Lions in the trade for LB Kyle Van Noy.
The Patriots traded their original 250th overall pick to the Lions for TE Michael Williams.