Speaking at his annual pre-draft press conference, Bill Belichick said he’s received “plenty of calls” about his three second-round picks already.
“That isn’t surprising to me,” Belichick said. “I’m not saying that anything will or
won’t happen. I think that’s pretty common at this point in the process,
a week or so before the draft, where you start to talk to teams and try
to get a feel for whether they would or wouldn’t be interested in
moving a particular pick. It expedites the process a little bit when you
get to draft day.”
Belichick shed some light on how conversations go this far before the draft.
“It’s not so much a specific trade of ‘I’ll give you this, you give me
that,’” Belichick said. “It’s more of ‘Would you be interested in
moving this pick, moving up, or moving down in the first round, or
whatever it happens to be?’ It’s more in that nature.”
No team loves making moves (almost always down) more than the Patriots, and we don’t expect that to change this year with so much ammunition this year.