New England Patriots 2022 NFL Draft tracker and updates
By Jerry Trotta
The DeVante Parker trade went a long way towards rectifying what has been a disappointing offseason for the New England Patriots.
With that said, the Patriots’ current roster is still a long way from reaching contender status in the suddenly stacked AFC. The good news is the 2022 NFL Draft gives the front office a prime opportunity to close the gap with other teams.
If Bill Belichick and the Patriots draft anything like they did last year when they netted three cornerstone players in Mac Jones, Christian Barmore and Rhamondre Stevenson, they’ll be sitting pretty entering the offseason workout program.
With the draft just three weeks away, be sure to refer back to this page if you ever have any questions about this year’s showcase.
New England Patriots 2022 NFL Draft Preview
How many total picks are in the 2022 NFL Draft?
A total of 262 selections will be made across the seven rounds. The sixth round has the greatest number of picks with 43 selections.
How much time between picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
In the first round, teams will have a whopping 10 minutes to make their picks. The clock starts as soon as Roger Goodell announces the previous team’s pick. In the second round, that number drops to seven minutes per pick.
From there, thing start to speed up. From Rounds 3-6, the clock reduces to five minutes before the standard four-minute seventh round.
What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?
Compensatory picks are the NFL’s way of helping teams make up for the loss of players in free agency. These picks can only fall between the third and seventh rounds. According to the league, “the value of the compensatory free agents gained or lost by each team is totaled, and a team is awarded picks of equal value to the net loss of compensatory free agents, up to a maximum of four.”
What NFL team has the most picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
For a while, the Jacksonville Jaguars stood alone as the team with the most picks in this year’s draft with 12 selections. They are now joined by the Kansas City Chiefs following the trade that sent Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?
Draft-eligible prospects that don’t end up hearing their name called will be classified as undrafted free agents. As soon as the final pick is made, these players are free to negotiate and sign with any team in the NFL. Given Bill Belichick’s history with signings UDFAs, expect the Patriots to be busy on this front again.
How many picks do the Patriots have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
As of this writing, the Patriots own eight picks in this year’s draft. Make sure to bookmark this article to keep up with all the moves New England makes during the 2022 NFL Draft. Updates will be posted before, during and after the team’s picks.
New England Patriots 2022 NFL Draft Picks
- First Round
- No. 21 – Trade back with Chiefs!
- No. 29 …Cole Strange, C
- Second Round
- No. 54
- Third Round
- No. 85
- Fourth Round:
- No. 127
- Fifth Round
- No. 158 (via Dolphins)
- No. 170 (via Buccaneers)
- Sixth Round
- No. 200
- No. 210 (via Rams)
How to watch the 2022 NFL Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, which is the home of the Raiders. The first round will kick off on Thursday, April 28.
Date and Times:
- Day 1 (First Round)
- Thursday, April 28 – 8 pm ET
- Day 2 (Second and Third Round)
- Friday, April 29 – 7 pm ET
- Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)
- Saturday, April 30 – 12 pm ET
For those looking to stream this year’s NFL Draft, check out fuboTV. The streaming service offers Cloud DVR, local channels in most markets, no cancellation fees, and for new users, they are currently offering a free trial for seven days.