The New England Patriots let several important players leave the team in NFL free agency, and while filling those roles won't be easy, there is a reward coming for the defending Super Bowl champs.
The Patriots are expected to receive four compensatory picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to Nick Korte of OverTheCap.com's projections released Tuesday.
New England is projected to get two third-round picks for losing defensive end Trey Flowers and offensive tackle Trent Brown, in addition to two sixth-round picks for the departures of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive tackle Malcom Brown.
The Pats are the only team projected to receive multiple third-round compensatory picks. The addition of these compensatory selections would give the Patriots a total of 14 picks in the 2020 draft.