Patriots pick up four compensatory draft picks

Perry Knotts

The NFL announced the compensatory picks given out for the upcoming draft, and the New England Patriots were awarded four picks. Washington gets the first comp pick, number 96* overall, after Kirk Cousins left for Minnesota last offseason. So yes, the team's current order of picks is not likely to last with the Seahawks nearly certainly hoping to acquire more picks, and with the easiest way to do that being to trade down with its first-rounder, as it has so often done in past years. It might be surprising the Chiefs would win any comp picks after signing several free agents like Anthony Hitchens, Sammy Watkins, Chad Henne, and Damien Williams.

The additional selection is based on the league's formula of free agents signed versus free agents lost the previous season. Ryan Grant's contract granted Washington their sixth-round compensatory pick, and Niles Paul earned them a seventh-rounder. The Patriots also get two in that same range after having six unrestricted free agents depart a year ago, including Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler and Nate Solder. They dealt this year's sixth-round pick in a 2017 trade with Cincinnati for cornerback Bene Benwikere. The timing of the Cardinals' release of Sam Bradford, just before a Week 10 deadline, prevented the Vikings from adding another pick.

The Bears' draft wraps up with the 222nd and 238th overall picks.

Their lone second round pick choice will be aired on April 27, followed by a third round bereft of Saints picks. 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.

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