Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Examining Patriots' draft picks
By Field Yates
As part of our look into what the offseason has in store for the Patriots, here is a refresher on the team's round-by-round selections in the upcoming NFL draft, which begins April 25.
First round: Own (29th overall)
Second round: Own
Third round: Own
Fourth round: None (pick sent to Tampa Bay in Aqib Talib trade)
Fifth round: None (pick sent to Washington in Albert Haynesworth trade)
Sixth round: None (pick sent to Cincinnati in Chad Johnson trade)
Seventh round: Own, Tampa Bay's (pick acquired in Aqib Talib trade)
That leaves the Patriots with just five selections entering the proceedings, a low number compared to how the team has normally stocked up under Bill Belichick. Draft day trades are common, opening the door for the Patriots to acquire more picks.