NEPD Editor: James Christensen
The Patriots traded out of the first round tonight – in a move that is surely not surprising to fans that have witnessed countless draft-day trades over the course of Bill Belichick’s tenure in New England.
In exchange for the 29th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Patriots will receive picks from the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings will send the Patriots their 2nd round pick (52 overall), 3rd round pick (83), 4th round pick (102 and 7th round pick (229) in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Vikings selected Cordarrelle Patterson (WR, Tennessee).
Here is a full list of the 2013 Patriots Draft Picks.
By trading back, the Patriots passed on players like Robert Woods, Justin Hunter, Jamar Taylor, Tank Carradine, Kawann Short and more. They could still pick some of those players up with their additional picks on tomorrow’s second day.
On day two of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Patriots have a plethora of options – especially with the receiver and defensive back groups that are still absolutely loaded with depth.
I also wouldn’t be surprised to see one or two of the picks be moved into the 2014 NFL Draft – which looks to be loaded at the top.
Look for a top players remaining post coming soon.