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2012 NFL Draft Order: Patriots Officially Have 6 Picks In First 4 Rounds

The 2012 NFL Draft order was officially released Tuesday, and the New England Patriots may not have the as many overall picks as usual, however, they will have a good amount of quality selections. Currently, the Patriots are one of three teams that will selection twice in the first round, and then will also selection twice in the second.

Of course, history has taught us that head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots front office likes to trade those top picks for more later-round selections.

Below is the complete list of the Patriots' 2012 Draft Picks, while a rundown of New England's mock drafts can be found here:

Round 1, Pick 27 (overall 27, from Saints)
Round 1, Pick 31 (31)
Round 2, Pick 16 (48, from Raiders)
Round 2, Pick 31 (62)
Round 3, Pick 31 (93)
Round 4, Pick 31 (126)

For more on the Patriots, be sure to check out our blog Pats Pulpit and SB Nation Boston for all the news, notes and updates.