The New England Patriots have traded up from 216th and 239th overall picks with the Dallas Cowboys to acquire the 211th overall pick and UCLA OT Conor McDermott. The Patriots entered the final day of the NFL Draft with just three draft picks and head coach Bill Belichick always enjoys adding extra selections in the final rounds to use as lottery tickets, so giving up a pick comes as a surprise.
Per the trade value chart, the Patriots gave up the equivalent value of the 255th overall pick, so this was essentially an even trade. The Patriots have no more draft picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Remaining needs: LB, SS, IOL
Draft date and time
Day three: Saturday, April 29th, 12:00 p.m. EST
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.
Time allowed per pick
Round 4-6: 5 minutes
Round 7: 4 minutes