Patriots NFL Draft: New England Trades Out of First Round

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The Patriots traded down again, adding more picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

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.

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18 Responses to “Patriots NFL Draft: New England Trades Out of First Round”

  1. Den says:

    Best picks

    52nd Quinton Patton Wr
    59th Tyrann Mathieu Cb or Wreh-Wilson Cb
    83rd Markus Wheaton Wr or Stedman Bailey Wr
    91st David Bass DE
    102 Jawan Jamison Rb or Marcus Latimore Rb
    226 Jeff Tuel Qb
    229 Ryan Jensen OL
    235 Charles Johnson Wr

    • steve earle says:

      No to Tyrann Mathieu, to small and real risk. Doubt Wheaton or Steadmen would be available by 83.Would prefur:
      #52 Alex Okafor DE
      #59 Markus Wheaton WR or Terrance Williams WR
      #83 Brandon Williams DT or Bennie Logan DT
      #91 Bacarri Rambo SS
      #119 Chris Faulk OT/OG
      #204 Kenny Tate OLB/SS
      #215 Jordan Rogers QB
      #221 Ace Sanders WR

      • Russ Wiles says:

        Wow, this guy has really done his homework. With his pigskin draft, prognosticating prowess, one must assume he must be a proud and devoted Pat fan from the scenic land of central New Hampshire.

  2. Jasmine Williams says:

    we need to get soi moore! gooo westies!!!

  3. GB PR says:

    With the 1st round trade lets go after pure athletic raw talent with great heart; desire; will to work and be the best…

    2nd round: Margus Hunt (6’7”-280lbs)
    4th round: Lawrence Okafor (6’7′-320 lbs)

    …both monsters with no bad habits, olympic work ethic, desire to PROVE themselves and work everyday to do EXACTLY what it takes…this is the proven “secret” to success in anything in life…

  4. PatsDJ says:

    This is a great deal for pats. They needed more draft picks. Now BB can wheel and deal. I like rounds 2 & 3 and feel we can get some good players that will help this year. I think Mallet is traded tomorrow for a 2nd in 2014.

  5. Pete says:

    I’m hoping one of the following falls to 52:
    Robert Woods
    Jamar Taylor
    Tank Carradine

    • Larry says:

      That is the problem……………You Hope…………..The only reason the Vikings gave up that many picks is because it is a weak draft……………The Pats cound end up with nothing that could help them………..But there is HOPE…..

      • Rob says:

        Here Here!!! this is not the draft to trade down in

        • AM says:

          All due respect, this is exactly the draft to trade down in. The talent level between 25 and 70 is relatively level, with only a slight drop-off. It makes sense to maximize picks there.

        • steve earle says:

          AM is right but realize no stars can be expected but good solid players can be. If a star emerges that’s gravy.

  6. acm says:

    there goes the shocker. good trade nonetheless 🙂

  7. Alan Beecher says:

    I find it kind of hard to believe that in this draft that the Vikings gave up 2,3,4 & 7 round picks for a late round 1 pick.

    And then to spend it on a WR that is rather raw? I think they would have been better off sinking it into another player.

    But either way, the trade was really good for the Pats.

  8. Brian says:

    I really wanted Sly Williams, so after the broncos took him, this was about as good of a move as I could have hoped for. Thats a fair haul for that pick I think we’d all agree. Now we can double dip at receiver and grab some D-line talent or some defensive backs.

    I’m excited as hell for tomorrow now. So many players I want still on the board. Brandon Williams, Corey Lemonier, Da’Rick Rogers, Terrance Williams, Quanterus Smith, Jonathan Hankins, Alec Ogletree the list goes on.
    Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

    • Brian says:

      Scratch Olgetree

    • munchkin says:

      I agree. I was hoping for one of Williams or D Jones. There are a lot of good players left on the board. Heck, there have only been 32 options removed from the list of possibilities.

  9. AM says:

    Classy move by Jets fans, with a nice reception for Andruzzi, and singing along to “Sweet Caroline.” Shouldn’t go unremarked.

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