Patriots move down on draft board in fourth-round trade with Raiders
Coming into the 2023 NFL draft, the New England Patriots didn’t have a fifth-round draft pick. But that changed on Saturday with the team striking up a late fourth-round trade with the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Patriots traded the No. 135 overall pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for a fifth-rounder (No. 144) and sixth-rounder (No. 214).
This is the team’s second trade on Day 3 with coach Bill Belichick clearly looking to move around the board, while also stockpiling more draft picks. What else is new?
So far, the Patriots have come away with center Jake Andrews, kicker Chad Ryland and offensive guard Sidy Sow.
The Patriots have traded their final fourth-round selection to the Raiders, working with old pals Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler.
Patriots get: 144, 214
Raiders get: 135
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 29, 2023
The Patriots are still loaded with draft picks and the ability to do whatever they want heading into the fifth round of the event. Will they strike up more trades or continue to load their roster?
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