New Context On Patriots’ Reported Efforts Toward Trading Up In NFL Draft

The New England Patriots will enter the 2021 NFL Draft with the No.15 overall. Head coach Bill Belichick will probably move up to get the player he needs. He may also trade down the draft.

Is Belichick really trying to move up the draft board? Tom Pelissero from NFL Media reported that the Patriots have contacted NFL teams in order to go up in the first round and get Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. This goes against most stories suggesting that the Patriots will do the opposite Thursday night.

It’s up to you to draw the right conclusion. We will have to wait and see what happens next in the draft.

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Jeff Howe from The Athletic has more details of the story. We all know that he is one of the more tied-in reporters covering the team.

“The Patriots are trying (to move up). That’s been the case for a while now. They’ve studied every QB, have worked to assess the price to trade up and will ultimately have to determine if the trade price meets the value of the QBs’ evaluations.”

NFL experts have split opinions. We heard a lot of stories Monday morning. There was too much speculation. Peter King reported that Belichick may execute a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The same goes to Julio Jones.

The Patriots may trade out of the first round and get a safety or offensive tackle in the second round. Belichick spent a lot of money in free agency. This doesn’t mean that he will just sit still and do nothing. The Patriots head coach signed a group of talented players in the offseason. He went after the best free agents on the market. We have a few good reasons to believe that the team will do the same this week.