We now know exactly what picks the New England Patriots own in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The draft decision was finalized on Thursday with the announcement of compensatory selections. The Patriots received two: No. 135 overall in Round 4 and No. 210 in Round 6.
Comp picks are awarded to teams that lost more qualified free agents than they signed during the previous off-season. New England’s extra fourth round was to cornerback JC Jackson, their sixth to guard Ted Karras.
The Patriots have received a total of 48 comp picks since the system was implemented in 1994, fourth in the NFL behind Baltimore, Dallas and Green Bay.
Here’s the Patriots’ official draft order, which is of course subject to change given Bill Belichick’s penchant for trade picks:
Round 1, No. 14 overall
Round 2, No. 46
Round 3, No. 76 (from Carolina)
Round 4, No. 107 (of Los Angeles Rams)
Round 4, No. 117
Round 4, No. 135 (Compensatory)
Round 6, No. 184 (from Carolina)
Round 6, No. 187 (from Las Vegas)
Round 6, No. 192
Round 6, No. 210 (Compensatory)
The Patriots acquired pick No. 76 last year in a trade day with the Panthers that saw New England go down 43 spots before quarterback Bailey Zappe was selected. Nos. 107, 184 and 187 were part of the returns for Sony Michel, Stephon Gilmore and Jarrett Stidham respectively.
The NFL draft begins on Thursday, April 28 in Kansas City.