With the NFL labor negotiations, subsequent lockout and, most recently (as in, Monday night), Judge Susan Nelson ruling in favor of the players and lifting said lockout, you may have have forgotten how many picks the New England Patriots have in the 2011 NFL Draft, or when it is (the first round begins Thursday night), or when Bill Belichick and company are drafting. Consider this your quick refresher.
The 2011 NFL Draft begins Thursday night, with Round 1, at 8 p.m. ET. Friday night has Rounds 2-3, beginning at 6 p.m., and Rounds 4-7 begin Saturday, at 12 p.m. All seven rounds will air on ESPN and NFL Network.
The Patriots, as usual, have a stockpile of pick: two in the first round, three of the first 33 selections, and six in the first three rounds. Here's a rundown of all their picks (via Patriots.com):
|1||17||17||From Oakland (via Richard Seymour trade)|
|2||1||33||From Carolina (via draft day trade in 2010)|
|3||10||74||From Minnesota (via Randy Moss exchange)|
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - NFL mock drafts, draft