The New England Patriots have eight selections in the 2017 NFL Draft (for now) after receiving two compensatory picks Friday.
The Patriots were awarded a fifth-round compensatory pick after losing defensive tackle Akiem Hicks and safety Tavon Wilson and signing linebacker Shea McClellin in free agency last offseason.
The Cleveland Browns received a third-round compensatory pick, so the Patriots will be given that to complete the Jamie Collins trade. If the Browns hadn’t been awarded that pick, the Patriots would have received a fourth-round selection in the 2018 draft.
The Patriots now have a first-round pick (32nd overall), a second-round pick (64th overall), two third-round picks (96th and 103rd overall), a fourth-round pick, two fifth-round picks (one from the Denver Broncos for tight end AJ Derby and one comp pick) and a seventh-round selection (from the Detroit Lions in the Kyle Van Noy trade).
The Patriots could receive additional picks if they decide to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
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