Bill Belichick explains why he made strange pre-draft trade with Texans

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick tends to do things that make just about everyone scratch their head during draft season. And Belichick kicked off draft week by doing just that. He spun a pre-draft trade, sending a fifth-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for sixth- and seventh-round picks.

Belichick joked that trade was quite the “blockbuster” during a conversation with Scott Zolak on Wednesday. Belichick briefly explained his thinking in making the deal.

“It gives us kind of a two-for-one situation there,” Belichick told Zolak. “We felt like it was really about positioning. The trade was numerically equal.”

New England has nine draft picks with one selection in every round with the exception of the sixth-round, where they have three picks.

“This is like the proverbial final exam,” Belichick told Zolak. “We’ll see what the questions are, and hopefully we’re prepared to answer them.”

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