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Patriots awarded four compensatory picks in 2007 Draft

The NFL has announced its 2007 compensatory choices.  A total of 32 compensatory picks in this year's draft have been awarded to 16 teams. The New England Patriots received a total of four(4) compensatory selections.

The New England Patriots have been awarded four compensatory choices in the 2007 Draft.

The compensatory selections are as follows:

  • Fifth Round - 34th pick (171st overall)
  • Sixth Round - 34th pick (208th overall)
  • Sixth Round - 35th pick (209th overall)
  • Seventh Round - 37th pick (247th overall)

Awarded picks are based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

With the adddition of the compensatory picks, New England now has a total of 10 selections in the 2007 Draft. The current draft board is as follows:

Round One
24th pick (24th overall)New England from Seattle
28th pick (28th overall)Slotted pick

Round Three28th pick (90th overall)Slotted pick

Round Four28th pickSlotted pick

Round Five34th pick (171st overall)Compensatory selection

Round Six6th pickNew England from Arizona28th pickSlotted pick34th pick (208th overall)Compensatory selection35th pick (209th overall)Compensatory selection

Round Seven37th pick (247th overall)Compensatory selection

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