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2014 Patriots Draft 101

Posted May 8, 2014

Get caught up with everything involving the 2014 NFL Draft.

WHEN: 8:00 p.m. (ET), Thursday, May 8, 2014 (Round 1)
7:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, May 9, 2014 (Rounds 2-3)
12:00 p.m. (ET), Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Rounds 4-7)

DRAFTING: The 2014 NFL Draft will consist of seven rounds with a total of 256 picks. Each team is assigned one pick per round based on the reverse order of finish of the 2013 season. In addition, a total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded. New England holds eight total picks.

ON THE CLOCK
Round 1 – 10 minutes per selection.
Round 2 – 7 minutes per selection.
Rounds 3 -7 – 5 minutes per selection.

PATRIOTS DRAFT STATUS
As of April 28, the Patriots possess eight selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.

PATRIOTS 2014 DRAFT SELECTIONS
Round Selection Overall How Acquired
1 ................................... 29 ............................. 29 ......................... Assigned Selection
2 ................................... 30 ............................. 62 .......................... Assigned selection
3 ................................... 29 ............................. 93 .......................... Assigned Selection
4 ................................... 30 ............................ 130 ......................... Assigned Selection
4 ................................... 40 ............................ 140 ................. Compensatory Selection
5 ................................... 29 ............................ 169 ................... Traded to Philadelphia
6 ................................... 22 ............................ 198 ............ Obtained from Philadelphia
6 ................................... 30 ............................ 206 ......................... Assigned Selection
7 ................................... 29 ............................ 244 ......................... Assigned Selection
Notes: The Patriots traded their 2014 fifth round draft pick to Philadelphia

Draft Basics:

DRAFT ORDER
The NFL’s 2014 draft order was derived from the reverse order of 2013 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. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record. 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.

COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES
A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2014 NFL Draft have been awarded to 13 teams. The Patriots were awarded a compensatory pick in the fourth round. The Patriots have been awarded a total of 27 compensatory selections in the 21 years since the system was adopted prior to the 1994 draft, the eighth most since that time. In 2000, the Patriots used a compensatory draft choice to select QB Tom Brady (sixth round, 199th overall).

Numbers and Positioning: The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents, with a maximum of four. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. Compensatory picks cannot be traded.

Formula: Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

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