It’s expected that the Patriots will deal out of their No. 33 overall pick to kick off the second round, in order to fulfill Bill Belichick’s vision of holding all 32 first round picks in the year 2035.
Maybe New England will really surprise us, however, and do nothing at all.
Reporting live from Foxborough, ESPN’s Michael Smith says the feeling in New England is that the Patriots are likely to keep their pick. He thinks they see a lot of value on the board, especially in the front seven on defense.
Smith mentioned Akeem Ayers and Brooks Reed as possible picks.
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