Patriots Awarded Four Compensatory Draft Picks, Giving Team 10 Selections

Bill Belichick received four additional draft picks Friday, giving the New England Patriots 10 total.

The Patriots were awarded four compensatory selections in the 2016 NFL Draft: a third-rounder (96th overall) and three sixth-rounders (208th, 214th and 221st overall). The Patriots were awarded the selections because they lost cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, running back Shane Vereen, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Akeem Ayers in free agency a year ago. They gained defensive end Jabaal Sheard.

Here are the Patriots’ updated draft picks:
Second round, 60th overall
Third round, 91st overall
Third round, 96th overall
Fourth round, 127th overall
Sixth round, TBA
Sixth round, 208th overall
Sixth round, 214th overall
Sixth round, 221st overall
Seventh round, TBA
Seventh round, TBA

The Patriots’ first-round pick was taken away as part of their Deflategate punishment. They traded their fifth-round pick to the Texans for wide receiver Keshawn Martin and Houston’s sixth-round pick. They also traded a sixth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for linebacker Jon Bostic and acquired a seventh-rounder for trading quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans.

Thumbnail photo via Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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