Patriots 2022 NFL Draft Primer and Ways to Watch (2023)

The New England Patriots hold nine selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. Here's everything you need to know and how to follow the Draft live.


  • 8 p.m. (ET) Thursday, April 28, 2022 (Round 1)
  • 7 p.m. (ET) Friday, April 29, 2022 (Rounds 2-3)
  • 12 p.m. (ET) Saturday, April 30, 2022 (Rounds (4-7)


The 2022 NFL Draft will consist of seven rounds with a total of 262 selections. In addition, a total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded.

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  • Round 1: 10 minutes per selection
  • Round 2: 7 minutes per selection
  • Rounds 3-6: 5 minutes per selection
  • Round 7: 4 minutes per selection
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The 2022 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and ESPN Radio.


NFL Network, ESPN and ABC all offer live streams of the NFL Draft (may require logging in through your cable provider).

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PATRIOTS UNFILTERED DRAFT SHOWS's flagship radio show, Patriots Unfiltered will offer live coverage of the NFL Draft with instant analysis of all the picks.

The schedule of live shows are noted below (all times eastern):

  • Thursday, April 28, 7:30 PM - End of First Round, Patriots Unfiltered Live from Patriots Draft Party (first hour broadcast in video).
  • Friday, April 29, 7 PM - 10 PM, Patriots Unfiltered Live (7 PM - 8 PM broadcast in video then audio only)
  • Saturday, April 30, 2 PM - 4 PM, Patriots Unfiltered Live (2 PM - 3 PM broadcast in video then audio only)

Streaming live on, the Patriots official apps for iOS and Android, and official social accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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Table inside Article
12121Assigned Selection
22254Assigned Selection
32185Assigned Selection
422127Assigned Selection
*515158From Miami Dolphins
*6a4183From Houston
6b22200Assigned Selection
*6c32210From L.A. Rams
*724245From Houston

5: The Patriots acquired a 2022 fifth-round draft pick and WR DeVante Parker from Miami in a trade on April 4, 2022 in exchange for a 2023 third-round draft pick.

6a: The Patriots acquired a 2022 sixth-round draft pick (183rd overall) and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick (245th overall) in a trade with the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round draft pick (170th overall).

6c: The Patriots acquired a 2022 sixth-round pick and a 2023 fourh-round pick from the L.A. Rams in a trade on Aug. 25, 2021 in exhange for RB Sony Michel .

7: The Patriots acquired a 2022 seventh-round pick (245th overall) and 2022 sixth-round draft pick (183rd overall) in a trade with the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round draft pick (170th overall).

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The NFL's 2022 draft order was derived from the reverse order of 2021 regular season records, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion, the Super Bowl runner-up and the playoff teams. Teams that made the playoffs are ordered by which round of the playoffs they are eliminated. For teams with identical records, the tiebreaker is strength of schedule; the team with the lowest strength of schedule drafts first. The final tiebreaker is a coin flip.


If a team does not make a pick during its allotted time period, the team "passes" and the pick will defer to the next team. The initial team may then at any point make a pick, regardless of whether or not the subsequent team has made a pick.


The draft order of teams with identical records will rotate by round, with the exception of the Super Bowl champion and the Super Bowl runner-up, which will draft last and next-to-last in each round. In ties that involve three or more teams, the team at the bottom of the tied segment in a given round will move to the top of the segment for the next round, while all other teams in the segment move down one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.


A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2022 NFL Draft have been awarded to 15 teams. The Patriots have been awarded a total of 46 compensatory selections in the 29 years since the system was adopted prior to the 1994 draft, the fourth-most in the NFL.

Numbers and Positioning: The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents, with a maximum of four. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds, based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

Formula: Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Details can be found at



PATRIOTS AT #21: The Patriots have held the 21st pick in the draft five times since 1970 and have used the pick on DE Chandler Jones (2012), RB Laurence Maroney (2006), DL Vince Wilfork (2004), TE Dan Graham (2002) and DB Tim Fox (1976).

NOTABLE PICKS: The 21st selection produced Pro Football Hall of Famers WR Randy Moss in 1998 by Minnesota and WR Lynn Swann by Pittsburgh in 1974.

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LAST YEAR AT #21: The Indianapolis Colts selected DE Kwity Paye out of Michigan with the 21st pick overall. He started all 15 games that he played and finished with 32 total tackles and four sacks.


PATRIOTS AT #54: The Patriots have made two selections at No. 54 overall. In 1998, the Patriots selected TE Rod Rutledge from Alabama and DB Vencie Glenn from Indiana State in 1986. Rutledge played four seasons with the Patriots and was a part of the 2001 Super Bowl team. Glenn played in four games in 1986 for the Patriots before being traded to Minnesota.

NOTABLE PICKS: The 54th pick overall was used for WR Anquan Boldin in 2003 by the Arizona Cardinals. Boldin was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. In 2015, he was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service He is also the fastest to record 300 career receptions (47 games).

LAST YEAR AT #54: Last year, the Indianapolis Colts selected DE Dayo Odeyingbo with the 54th pick overall out of Vanderbilt. He was limited to just 10 games due to an injury and finished with five total tackles and a half a sack.


PATRIOTS AT #85: The Patriots have made two selections with the 85th overall pick, selecting DE George Crump in 1982 out of East Carolina and OL Tony Gracia out of Troy in 2017. Crump played in nine games with the Patriots as a rookie and Garcia spent his rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list.

NOTABLE PICKS: The 85th pick was used on DB Allen Rossum out of Notre Dame in 1998 by Philadelphia. Rossum also played for Green Bay, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Dallas. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2004. Rossum was one of the most consistent returners in the league during his 12-year career. That consistency put him in the top five of all-time return leaders. During his career, he ranked first among active players in both punt and kickoff return yards. He is the only player in NFL history to have a kickoff return for a touchdown with five different teams.

A YEAR AGO AT #85: The Green Bay Packers used the 85th pick in the 2021 draft on WR Amari Rogers out of Clemson. Rogers played in 16 games with one start and caught four passes for 45 yards.


PATRIOTS AT #127: The Patriots have made the 127th selection in the draft twice in team history, drafting T Greg Robinson-Randall in 2000 out of Michigan State and DL Kareem Brown out of Miami (Fla.) in 2007. Robinson-Randall spent three seasons with New England and was a right tackle during the Patriots first Super Bowl victory in 2001.

NOTABLE PICKS: The 127th selection was used on two players that eventually spent time with the Patriots. WR Sam Aiken was drafted by Buffalo with the 127th pick in 2003 out of North Carolina. He spent two seasons with New England in 2008 and 2009 and was a special teams captain in 2009. LB Ilia Jarostchuk was drafted by the Cardinals out New Hampshire in 1987. He played in 12 games with the Patriots in 1990.

A YEAR AGO AT #127: Last year, the Indianapolis Colts used the 127th overall selection on TE Kylen Granson out of Southern Methodist. He played in all 17 games as a reserve and caught 11 passes for 106 yards.


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What are the Patriots picks in the 2022 draft? ›

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  • Marcus Jones, CB, Round 3. ...
  • Bailey Zappe, QB, Round 4. ...
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  • Andrew Stueber, OT, Round 7.
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Do the Patriots have a first round pick in 2022? ›

The New England Patriots announced that they have signed 2022 first-round draft pick OL Cole Strange, 2022 second-round draft pick WR Tyquan Thornton and 2022 fourth-round draft pick QB Bailey Zappe. Terms of the contracts were not announced. FOXBOROUGH, Mass.

How can I watch NFL games rewatch? ›

How do I watch game replays? With an NFL+ Premium subscription, you can access full and condensed replays of all current season games right after the conclusion of the applicable game's telecast. Navigate to the 'Games' tab. Select the week of the game you are looking for and then select the specific game.

Where to watch the draft for free? ›

The draft will be available to stream from your smart phone, tablet or another device via the NFL app, ABC app, etc. Cord-cutters can tune in to the draft with a free trial from platforms such as Fubo TV, which has ABC, NFL Network, ESPN, CBS and hundreds of other live and on-demand channels.

Who is the best defensive player in the 2022 draft? ›

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Who is the number 1 QB in the 2022 draft? ›

Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh – Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 20. There are several reasons why Kenny Pickett lands at No. 1 in our 2022 NFL Draft quarterback prospect rankings, but the biggest factor was the tape from his final season.

Who was Mr Irrelevant 2022? ›

The San Francisco 49ers closed out the 2022 NFL Draft, selecting quarterback Brock Purdy as "Mr. Irrelevant" on Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas. Mr. Irrelevant is the moniker given each year to the last pick of the NFL draft, established in 1976.

Is Cole strange good? ›

Cole Strange excels as a run blocker and has excellent strength, putting up 31 reps on the bench press during the combine. And to be fair to Strange, the Patriots have typically always had a strong offensive line, so questioning the Cole Strange selection perhaps wasn't the best idea.

Who were the New England Patriots draft picks? ›

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  • #4 - Jack Jones. ...
  • #5 - Pierre Strong. ...
  • #6 - Bailey Zappe. ...
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Who did the Patriots Release 2022? ›

1:20 p.m.: Offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais, who spent three seasons in the CFL before joining the Patriots this season, reportedly is being released. 1:13 p.m.: Veteran linebacker and special teamer Harvey Langi will be released, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

What picks do the Patriots have in the third round? ›

Below is a breakdown of the draft picks New England currently has on the board:
  • Round 2, Pick No. 50 - Tyquan Thornton, WR.
  • Round 3, Pick No. 85 - Marcus Jones, CB.
  • Round 4, Pick No. 121 - Jack Jones, CB.
  • Round 4, Pick No. 127 - Pierre Strong Jr., RB.
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How many picks does New England have in 2022? ›

New England Patriots 2022 NFL Draft picks

Currently, New England has eight total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

What QB did the Patriots draft in 2022? ›

The New England Patriots select Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Bailey Zappe in Round 4 of the 2022 NFL Draft with the No. 137 overall pick.

How can I watch a football game after it has been aired? ›

NFL Game Rewind provides on-demand online video access to NFL games after they have aired on broadcast television. Sunday afternoon (1PM EST & 4pm EST) and Sunday night NFL games are available following the conclusion of the Sunday Night Football game telecast.

Can you replay NFL games on Amazon Prime? ›

Game replays are available if you opt in to record the season. To opt in, find a Thursday Night Football game on Prime Video and then click “Record Thursday Night Football.”

Can I watch the draft on prime video? ›

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What apps are streaming the draft? ›

NFL App. The NFL App will let you stream this year's draft, via the NFL Network.

What apps are streaming NFL draft? ›

  • TV: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes (es)
  • Mobile and CTV: NFL, ESPN.
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The Cowboys have the best defense in the NFL. Micah Parsons is the best defensive player in the NFL. The first one seems like a no-brainer. No other team in the league could not only survive its starting quarterback going down with a four-game winning streak, but also play better and better each week.

Who is the best receiver in the draft 2022? ›

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Has a Mr. Irrelevant ever made the Pro Bowl? ›

Bill Fischer was the first Mr Irrelevant to make the Pro Bowl, having been the final pick in the 1948 draft. He elected, however, to stay in college and went in the first round the following year to the same team and made the Pro Bowl three times in five seasons.

Has any Mr. Irrelevant been good? ›

A fellow Buccaneer, placekicker Ryan Succop who was picked last in the 2009 draft, became the first Mr. Irrelevant to play in and win a Super Bowl in 2021. Here are the five most recent Mr.

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The Patriots traded back in the first round before selecting Strange, receiving extra third- and fourth-round picks from the Chiefs in this year's draft in exchange for No. 21 overall. "Yeah, well, if we had stayed at 21, then we would have obviously picked somebody," said Belichick.

What did the Patriots trade their draft pick for? ›

They sent a fifth-round pick (No. 170 overall) to the Houston Texans in exchange for a sixth-rounder (No. 183) and a seventh (No. 245).

How many picks do the Patriots have today? ›


The New England Patriots have nine picks entering the 2022 NFL draft, which begins Thursday night with coverage of the first round starting at 8 p.m. on WCVB Channel 5. The first of the Patriots' nine draft selections is at No. 21 in the first round.

Who did the Patriots trade today? ›

Traded G Shaq Mason to Tampa Bay in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round draft pick. Re-signed RB James White. Signed CB Terrance Mitchell to a one-year contract.

Who is the best player on the Patriots 2022? ›

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Who did the Pats cut today? ›

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The Patriots had a pair of seventh-round picks, but those were sent to the Ravens (Shaun Wade trade) and the Chiefs (Yasir Durant trade).

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The Patriots moved up from No. 54 to No. 50 overall to select Baylor wideout Tyquan Thornton in the second round.

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BOSTON (CBS) -- The NFL Draft -- the centerpiece of the league's offseason -- is officially over. It's now officially on to the 2022 season for the league's 32 teams. For the Patriots, it was a busy weekend, with the team selecting 10 players.

Why did the Pats draft Bailey Zappe? ›

Mueller noted the system Zappe ran, coupled with his production and skill set, in rating him so highly. "The other guys, for me, there's a leap of faith in the ability to process, to anticipate, to throw on time and to still be athletic enough to move within the pocket," he said.

What quarterback did the Patriots just release? ›

The quarterback battle in New England ended abruptly Tuesday when the Patriots released veteran Cam Newton, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, per a source. The move means the starting job belongs to rookie first-round pick Mac Jones.

What QB did the Patriots release? ›

Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots releasing Cam Newton and making Mac Jones their starting QB.

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2022 NHL Draft Lottery | Watch ESPN.

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From the mobile app, go to your league settings. You'll see an option for Draft Results: That will bring up all of your previous drafts for this individual league and season.

Can I watch the 2022 NFL Draft on ESPN? ›

The draft will be televised on the NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and the ESPN app. NFL Network hasn't announced specific plans for who will host its coverage.

Can you watch the draft on Amazon? ›

Watch The Draft | Prime Video.

Where can I watch the drafts? ›

The NFL Draft is brought to you live on NFL Network with exclusive coverage of all 7 rounds.

Can you see draft Results on NFL Fantasy? ›

From the mobile app, go to your league settings. You'll see an option for Draft Results: That will bring up all of your previous drafts for this individual league and season.

What positions should I draft first in fantasy football 2022? ›

  • Round 1, Picks 1-3: Draft a RB or WR.
  • Round 2, Picks 22-24: Draft a RB or WR.
  • Round 3, Picks 25-27: Draft a RB.
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Can you see draft order NFL fantasy? ›

How do I know my league's draft order? Your draft order is set prior to the draft according to league settings. In NFL-Managed leagues, the draft order is randomized and you will discover your draft order once you log in to the Live Draft client.

Can you look at previous fantasy years? ›

Once in the settings tab, you can select your team from the previous year. In ESPN Fantasy, you select old teams with the “my teams” drop-down menu; in NFL Fantasy, it is located in the “my leagues” menu. In Yahoo Fantasy, previous years' results are stored in the “history” menu of the league tab.

Is there a way to see fantasy football history? ›

Accessing the ESPN Fantasy App

Getting access to the ESPN Fantasy app is incredibly easy and helps access your ESPN Fantasy history. It is available in the Apple and Google Play stores for free. From there, users will need to either sign into their ESPN account or create a new one.

What happens when you reset fantasy draft? ›

You can access the Reset Draft page after your league's draft is complete. If you wish to reset the draft, the system will completely change the league's status from post-draft to pre-draft. CAUTION: This will undo all draft picks and allow team managers to set their draft list again if they wish.

Does Hulu have NFL Draft? ›

We recommend Hulu + Live TV as the most comprehensive TV plan for NFL Draft coverage. The live TV streaming service comes with all four NFL Draft channels and automatically includes ESPN+ for additional NFL Draft content. Hulu + Live TV plans start at $69.99 a month, and you can cancel at any time.

What TV stations are covering the NFL Draft? ›

  • Here is how to watch the NFL Draft this weekend:
  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Date(s) & Time(s):Thursday, 4/28 - Saturday, 4/30 - Thursday, 8 PM, Friday 7 PM, Saturday 12 PM E.T.
  • TV:ESPN, ABC, NFL Network.
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Is the 2022 NFL Draft free to attend? ›

The NFL Draft Experience is free for fans, but you are required to register for the NFL OnePass at


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