It’s not quite the haul they got for Richard Seymour or Randy Moss, but the Patriots’ latest move did bring back a significant pick.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots will get a fourth-rounder in addition to tight end Tim Wright in exchange for veteran guard Logan Mankins.
That’s not bad, considering Mankins’ big salary numbers ($6.25 million in 2014, $6.75 million in 2015 and 2016).
The 32-year-old Mankins might not be the same player he once was, but any version of himself is better than what the Bucs had at guard. Their desperation was evident that they’d give a mid-round pick to get him and pay him a pile of money.