The New England Patriots have developed a reputation for trading down and stockpiling future picks. With only five picks in their pockets for the 2012 draft, the general thinking is that they’ll use one or more of their 2011 selections to get more for next year.
So, naturally, the rumors have been flying that the Patriots are trying to trade up.
Here’s the latest.
If North Carolina linebacker Robert Quinn is on the board when the Redskins are on the clock with the 10th overall pick, look for a possible trade with the Pats.
Moving from No. 10 to No. 17 would potentially allow the Redskins to still get a guy like quarterback Jake Locker. Assuming Locker is still on the board at No. 17, of course.