The Patriots will join the other 31 teams in Indianapolis this week at the annual Scouting Combine, but before they left they got some good news regarding the draft. As many reports indicated, the league awarded New England with the maximum of four compensatory picks in April's draft, giving the team 12 picks all together.
Among the picks is a pair of third-rounders, one in the sixth and another in the seventh. All 12 of the Patriots picks are eligible to be traded, and six of the selections are schedule to take place in the first three rounds in the top 101 overall picks.
Here's a look at how the Patriots draft board currently stands:
Round 1: Own (32 overall)
Round 2: From Chicago (56)
Round 2: Own (64)
Round 3: From Detroit (73)
Round 3: Nate Solder comp. (97)
Round 3: Malcolm Butler comp. (101)
Round 4: Own (134)
Round 6: Danny Amendola comp. (205)
Round 7: From Philadelphia (237)
Round 7: From Cleveland via KC (243)
Round 7: Own (246)
Round 7: Cameron Fleming comp. (252)
The Patriots have been awarded 39 compensatory picks since the process began in 1994.