The New England Patriots' 2017 season came to crashing end yesterday with a 41-33 loss in Super Bowl 52 against the Philadelphia Eagles. With the title game in the books, the Patriots can now look ahead to what is next on the agenda – unfortunately, it is not a championship parade through Boston but work on the upcoming free agency and NFL draft.
When it comes to the latter, the order of college player selection has now been finalized: Due to the Patriots' loss against the Eagles, the team will pick 31st in the upcoming draft, with Philadelphia picking 32nd.
New England's draft pick order as it stands right now therefore looks as follows:
Round 1: #31
Round 2: #41 or #43
Round 2: #63
Round 3: #95
Round 6: TBD
This list is not yet complete: New England does not know where its sixth round draft pick will ultimately fall since compensatory draft picks – also its own for players like Logan Ryan and Martellus Bennett – have not yet been added to the equation. The same goes for the club's first second round draft pick, which it received during the Jimmy Garoppolo trade: A coin flip will decide whether or not the Patriots pick 41st or 43rd early on day two.