Then 2017 NFL Draft is almost here (where did the offseason go?!) and it’s time for teams to replenish their talent through the NFL Draft. The Patriots have a mere six selections, tied with the Atlanta Falcons for the fewest in the league, but head coach Bill Belichick always has a few tricks up his sleeves come draft season.
The Patriots spent the first month of free agency building incredible depth across the roster and there are only a few weak points left to address. What player do you want the Patriots to bring to New England?
We will have open threads and recaps on Facebook Live for each round of the draft! Stay tuned.
Draft date and time
Day one: Thursday, April 27th, 8:00 p.m. EST
Day two: Friday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. EST
Day three: Saturday, April 29th, 12:00 p.m. EST
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.
Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the first draft in Philadelphia since 1961. The first NFL draft took place in Philadelphia back in 1936.
Patriots draft picks
Round 1: None.
Round 2: None. Hall of Fame LB Andre Tippett will announce the Patriots second round selections.
Round 3: 72nd, 96th. Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee and Patriots ST captain Matthew Slater will announce the Patriots third round selections.
Round 4: 131st. The Patriots earlier selection from the New Orleans Saints is forfeit as punishment for DeflateGate.
Round 5: 183rd.
Round 6: 200th.
Round 7: 239th.
Time allowed per pick
Round 1: 10 minutes
Round 2: 7 minutes
Round 3-6: 5 minutes
Round 7: 4 minutes
Latest projected Patriots pick times
72nd: 11:17 p.m. EST
96th: 1:19 a.m. EST
131st: 1:55 p.m. EST
183rd: 6:15 p.m. EST
200th: 7:40 p.m. EST
239th: 10:35 p.m. EST