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2017 NFL Draft Day 3: Times, picks, trades, grades, and best players available for the Patriots

The Patriots are looking to add the finishing touches to their roster.

The New England Patriots finally entered the 2017 NFL Draft with a pair of picks in the third round, and now the team has three more selections to make on the final day of the draft, which is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon).

The New England Patriots own the 131st, 216th, and 239th overall picks in the draft and could trade down from 131st to add a few more draft picks. Prior to the start of the fourth round, the Patriots sent a fifth round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth round pick.

There are some top-tier players still on the board that could interest the Patriots, but the Patriots don’t really have any major needs left. Don’t be surprised if the Patriots just take the highest-upside players they can find. Check out our analysis of the first round here, and of the second and third rounds here.

Here are the details to know:

Draft date and time

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 4: 131st. The Patriots earlier selection from the New Orleans Saints is forfeit as punishment for DeflateGate.

Round 5: None.

Round 6: 216th.

Round 7: 239th.

Time allowed per pick

Round 4-6: 5 minutes

Round 7: 4 minutes

Here’s the draft value chart for trades:

Best players available entering Day 3

Linebacker: Northwestern LB Anthony Walker Jr., Michigan LB Ben Gedeon, Ohio LB Blair Brown, BYU LB Harvey Langi, UCLA LB Jayon Brown, Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel, Wake Forest LB Marquel Lee

Strong safety: Nesbraska SS Nathan Gerry, Colorado SS Tedric Thompson, Louisiana Tech SS Xavier Woods, Alabama SS Eddie Jackson, Michigan State SS Montae Nicholson, CLemson S Jadar Johnson, Oklahoma State SS Jordan Sterns

Interior offensive line: Miami G Danny Isidora, San Diego G Nico Siragusa, Pittsburgh G Dorian Johnson, Utah G Isaac Asiata, Kentucky C Jon Toth, Baylor C Kyle Fuller, Wyoming C Chase Roullier

Tight end: Iowa TE George Kittle, Michigan TE Jake Butt, Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Virginia Tech TE Bucky Hodges, Toledo TE Michael Roberts, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett

Edge defender: Auburn EDGE Carl Lawson, Washington EDGE Joe Mathis, Arkansas EDGE Deatrich Wise Jr., Eastern Washington EDGE Samson Ebukam