Patriots awarded four compensatory picks in 2019 NFL Draft


The Patriots now have one first-round pick, two second-round picks, three third-round picks, one fourth-round pick, one sixth-round pick, and four seventh-round picks. The picks come at the end of rounds 3-7. But the compensated-for players are also determined by a formula dictated by individual teams' gains and losses of unrestricted free agents each year.

As a result, the Packers received compensatory draft picks after losing the likes of Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde.

The New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the National Football League awarded on Friday.

The sixth-round pick is 207th overall. They previously had a first-round pick (No. 22) and third-round pick (No. 85); the team traded its second-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in the draft-day deal a year ago that netted the No. 32 overall pick, which was used to take quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The NFL Draft will be held April 25-27, with the last four rounds on the final day. They could've swapped their seventh-round pick for an extra fifth-rounder, however, if they hadn't signed Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal, as Spencer Long's deal wouldn't have been canceled out.

In the Cardinals' overall comp equation, the Cards only signed two offsetting free agents in offensive linemen Justin Pugh and Andre Smith.