NEPD Editor: James Christensen
You don’t always know what he’s going to do on draft day, but one thing is certain. Bill Belichick is going to be very active moving up and down the board.
Which way do you want the Patriots to move this year?
I’m almost always in favor of trading down, especially if it allows the Patriots to continually have the advantage of more picks in the top 100 every year than any other NFL team.
However, I think there is a way for the Patriots to do a little bit of both this year. I’d like to see the Patriots target a top-notch front seven player like Fletcher Cox and go up and get him. They can maneuver with their second and third round picks to pick up some late round and future selections.
Although I won’t be disappointed if the Patriots stand “pat” or even trade down, as I see the reasons why, put me firmly in the trade up camp.
What would you like the Patriots to do and why?