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Patriots Draft Primer
8 p.m. (ET), Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Round 1)
7 p.m. (ET), Friday, April 27, 2018 (Rounds 2-3)
12 p.m. (ET), Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Rounds 4-7) Read
The 2018 NFL Draft will consist of seven rounds with a total of 256 selections. Each team is assigned one pick per round based on the reverse order of finish of the 2017 season. In addition, a total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded. New England holds eight total picks. Read
ON THE Clock:
Round 1: 10 minutes per selection
Round 2: 7 minutes per selection
Rounds 3–6: 5 minutes per selection
Round 7: 4 minutes per selection Read
PATRIOTS DRAFT STATUS
As of April 10, the Patriots possess eight selections in the 2018 NFL Draft.
PATRIOTS 2018 DRAFT SELECTIONS
|Round 1||Pick 23 (23rd overall)||From Los Angeles Rams|
|Round 1||Pick 31 (31st overall)||Assigned Selection|
|Round 2||Pick 11 (43rd overall)||From San Francisco*|
|Round 2||Pick 31 (63rd overall)||Assigned Selection|
|Round 3||Pick 31 (95th overall)||Assigned Selection|
|Round 6||Pick 24 (198th overall)||From Los Angeles Rams|
|Round 6||Pick 36 (210th overall)||From Oakland|
|Round 7||Pick 1 (219th overall)||From Cleveland|
PATRIOTS 2018 VACATED DRAFT SELECTIONS
|ROUND||SELECTION (Overall)||How ACQUIRED|
|4||31 (131)||Traded to Philadelphia|
|4||36 (136)||Traded to Los Angeles Rams|
|5||22 (159)||From Cleveland|
|5||31 (168)||Traded to Seattle|
|6||31(205)||Traded to Cleveland|
|7a||31 (249)||Traded to Cincinnati|
|7b||32(250)||Acq. from Seattle; Traded back to Seattle|
* New England acquired the Los Angeles Rams' 2018 first-round draft pick (23rd overall) and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick (198th overall) in a trade on April 4, 2018 in exchange for WR Brandin Cooks and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick (136th overall).
* New England acquired San Francisco's 2018 second-round draft pick (43rd overall) in a trade on Oct. 31, 2017 in exchange for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
* New England is without its 2018 assigned fourth-round draft pick (131st overall) due to a trade with Philadelphia on Sept. 7, 2016 in exchange for CB Eric Rowe.
* New England acquired Cleveland's 2018 fifth-round draft pick (159th overall) and DL Danny Shelton in a trade on March 15, 2018 in exchange for a 2019 third-round draft pick.
* New England acquired WR Cordarrelle Patterson and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick (210th overall) in a trade with Oakland on March 19, 2018 in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick (159th overall).
* New England is without its 2018 assigned fifth-round draft pick (168th overall) and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick that was acquired from Seattle (250th overall) due to a trade with Seattle on Sept. 2, 2017 in exchange for DL Cassius Marsh.
* New England originally acquired Seattle's 2018 seventh-round draft pick (250th overall) due to a trade on Sept. 1, 2017 in exchange for DB Justin Coleman.
* New England is without its 2018 assigned seventh-round draft pick (249th overall) due to a trade with Cincinnati on Aug. 29, 2017 in exchange for LB Marquis Flowers.
Breaking down the Draft Rules
DRAFT ORDER: The NFL's 2018 draft order was derived from the reverse order of 2017 regular season records, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion, the Super Bowl runner-up and the playoff teams. Teams that made the playoffs are ordered by which round of the playoffs they are eliminated. For teams with identical records, the tiebreaker is strength of schedule, with the team with the lowest strength of schedule drafting first. The final tiebreaker is a coin flip.
PASSING: If a team does not make a pick during its allotted time period, the team “passes” and the pick will defer to the next team. The initial team may then at any point make a pick, regardless of whether or not the subsequent team has made a pick.
ROUND-BY-ROUND ROTATION: The draft order of teams with identical records will rotate by round, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion and the Super Bowl runner-up, which will draft last and next-to-last in each round. In ties that involve three or more teams, the team at the bottom of the tied segment in a given round will move to the top of the segment for the next round, while all other teams in the segment move down one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft. Read
Patriots Draft Success
The Patriots have 16 first-team All-Pro selections via the draft since 2000, which ranks behind only the Panthers (18), Cowboys (17) and Seahawks (17), according to ESPN's Stats & Information. In addition, the Patriots' 63 Pro Bowl selections via the draft since 2000 is a league-leading total, followed by the Cowboys (62) and Chargers (50). Read
WHERE TO WATCH
WHERE TO LISTEN
Patriots.com's flagship radio program, PFW in Progress, will offer special live broadcasts on all three days of the 2018 NFL Draft. Broadcasts can be heard live on Patriots.com, the Patriots official apps for iOS and Android, and Tunein radio.
Thurs., April 26
8pm ET until end of first round.
Fri., April 27 (Rounds 2 - 3)
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Sat., April 28 (Rounds 4 - 7)
2pm to 4pm Read