Patriots

Patriots

The New England Patriots entered last week's 2019 NFL Draft with 12 selections (tied with the New York Giants for the most of any one team), and they ended up picking 10 players after making a few trades to move up and down the order.

It's pretty early to be looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Patriots do have an impressive stockpile of picks coming up next year.

Here's a list of their 2020 picks at the moment:

First round
Second round
Third round
Third round (projected compensatory)
Third round (projected compensatory)
Fourth round
Fourth round pick (via Chicago Bears)
Sixth round
Sixth round (projected compensatory)
Sixth round (projected compensatory)
Seventh round
Seventh round (via Philadelphia Eagles)
Seventh round (via Atlanta Falcons)
Seventh round (via Seattle Seahawks)

Yes, that's 14 (!) picks.

The Patriots don't have a fifth-round pick because they gave it up in the Michael Bennett trade. But when you include the compensatory pick projections, the Patriots again will have a ton of draft capital to use in trades before the season, prior to the trade deadline or at the 2020 draft itself. 

The two third-round compensatory picks would be for losing Trey Flowers (signed with the Detroit Lions) and Trent Brown (signed with the Oakland Raiders) in NFL free agency. The two sixth-round compensatory picks would be for losing Cordarrelle Patterson (signed with the Chicago Bears) and Malcom Brown (signed with the New Orleans Saints) in free agency. 

 

The Patriots are coming off their sixth Super Bowl championship, and with Bill Belichick having 14 picks to use between now and the 2020 draft, there's no reason why New England can't keep reloading its roster to prolong the team's reign over the league.

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