Patriots receive additional fifth-round compensatory pick

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When the NFL announced the compensatory picks for the 2021 NFL draft last week, the Patriots did not have a fifth-round compensatory pick. When the NFL announced the official draft order on Friday, the Patriots did have a fifth-round compensatory pick.

The league has confirmed that the Patriots received an additional fifth-round compensatory pick in next month’s draft.

In the last week, the NFL realized a mistake in its calculation of the complex formula for determining compensatory picks, which resulted in the Patriots getting a fifth-round pick and also resulted in the Falcons’ fifth-round compensatory pick moving down to slots.

Ordinarily there’s a limit of 32 compensatory picks, and that would mean the Patriots getting an additional pick would force the Bears, who received the 32nd and final compensatory pick, to lose that pick. But the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to allow the Bears to keep their compensatory picks, meaning none of the picks announced last week were lost.

22 responses to “Patriots receive additional fifth-round compensatory pick

  1. it wouldn’t surprise me if Belichick notified the league about the mistake and that’s when the league ‘realized’ it.

  2. Maybe he’ll accidentally draft a goat QB again. He better, or he’ll be remembered as the coach who rode Brady’s coattails for the rest of history.

  3. They were projected to get a pick for Van Noy, but wasn’t there when they announced them. I thought it may be because Miami cut him.

  4. Censorship doesn’t change minds says:
    March 20, 2021 at 9:12 am
    Maybe he’ll accidentally draft a goat QB again. He better, or he’ll be remembered as the coach who rode Brady’s coattails for the rest of history.
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    There is no room in sports for Haters.

  5. If the NFL identified a mistake and chooses to rectify it – it makes no sense to award the omitted pick (Patriots) but to let a team keep a pick it didnt deserve (Bears). Try keeping money from a bank mistake – see how that works out.

  6. Hate this comment if you just buy the league needs the Patriots. People tuned in across the country to watch them fail. They need the heel to the Mahomes, Wilson and soon to be Trevor Lawrence heroes.

  7. Behold, we shall defeat you with our army of backup linebackers and other late round picks!

  8. Bears get to keep a pick they didn’t earn? Got it. This is big sports business. Make the right call, Roger.

  9. paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    March 20, 2021 at 8:36 am
    it wouldn’t surprise me if Belichick notified the league about the mistake and that’s when the league ‘realized’ it.

    75 5 Rate This

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    BB has had to call the league out on its cheating or possibility to frame them numerous times.

    Goodell doesn’t like being shown he is a liar or wrong.

  10. “The Patriots are winning their division this year. BANK ON IT”

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    Nah.

    They won the offseason. Those teams generally don’t win the regular season.

    It was pretty blustery – but really, the only position that got significantly better was TE. BB filled some other holes, but it’s not like the team is suddenly loaded with talent.

  11. Significantly better at TE, but definite improvement at DT and WR. With Hightower back and Judon added, I expect a better pass rush as well. If Bill gets aggressive at the draft, and gets lucky with a QB, they will quickly be very relevant again.

  12. “The Patriots are winning their division this year. BANK ON IT”

    Not so. They still don’t have a true starting QB. The TEs they drafted are big and fast. What they need to do is draft a receiver with short legs, long arms, and not quick off the line so he can catch the short passes that Cam throws in the dirt.

  13. “Ordinarily there’s a limit of 32 compensatory picks, and that would mean the Patriots getting an additional pick would force the Bears, who received the 32nd and final compensatory pick, to lose that pick. But the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to allow the Bears to keep their compensatory picks, meaning none of the picks announced last week were lost.”

    This is the only thing that’s gone the Bear’s way this off-season.

  14. They’re adding more games.
    They should be adding more draft picks across the board for everyone. Roster size should increase too.

  15. I love these comments hating on the pats. Logging in and hating is a childish waste of time, but this is America 2021 right🙃so I’ll hate on the haters..🤦

  16. So is there still the same number of picks in the draft with the Vikings being stripped of one?

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