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NFL DRAFT

2021 NFL Draft: Patriots will enter Saturday with five picks

Roger Goodell and the NFL will host this year's draft in Cleveland.
Roger Goodell and the NFL will host this year's draft in Cleveland.Charlie Riedel

The Patriots will enter Saturday with five picks in the NFL Draft.

They are:

120th overall (No. 15 pick in fourth round)

See the entire draft order for Rounds 4 through 7 here

177th overall (No. 33 pick in fifth round)

This is a compensatory pick.

188th overall (No. 4 pick in sixth round)

This comes via the Texans in return for Marcus Cannon.

197th overall (No. 15 pick in sixth round)

The Patriots received this pick for dealing DE Michael Bennett to the Cowboys in 2019.

242d overall (No. 15 in seventh round)

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Patriots draft picks

15th overall (No. 15 pick in first round): Mac Jones, quarterback

A year after losing Tom Brady, the Patriots finally have a long-term plan at quarterback. Read more here.

38th overall (No. 6 pick in the second round): Christian Barmore, defensive tackle

The Tuscaloosa-to-New England pipeline continues. The Patriots traded up to take the Crimson Tide standout. They dealt their Nos. 46, 122, and 136 picks to move in position to take Barmore.

▪ 96th overall (No. 33 pick in third round): Ronnie Perkins, defensive end

Perkins missed half of Oklahoma’s 2020 season due to a failed drug test before the 2019 Peach Bowl, but offers plenty of potential.


Katie McInerney can be reached at katie.mcinerney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @k8tmac.