Not only did New England receive two third-round picks, but their four total compensatory picks tied for the most.
The Cardinals and Washington also each received four compensatory picks.
In all, 15 teams received additional selections after losing more or better compensatory free agents (CFA) than it acquired last year based on a formula using salary, playing time and postseason honors.
The Patriots’ extra picks are in the third round (No. 97 overall and No. 101 overall), sixth round (No. 205) and seventh round (No. 252).