The New England Patriots may get another quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they may also trade for a talented TE. Head coach Bill Belichick may trade up for a signal-caller in the first ten picks of the upcoming draft. Well, this will definitely be a shocker for many people. What about moving up to get a tight end?
This leads us all the way to Kyle Pitts from Florida. NBC Sports’ Josh Schrock has the perfect scenario.
“Here are these bold predictions big mover and shaker. Yes, Bill Belichick is allergic to moving up and probably will trade down come draft night. But…what’s the fun in that?After the 49ers call Jones’ name at No. 3, everyone is wondering who will vault up the board for Fields or Lance. Belichick knows his only chance of getting the player he wants is to move up to No. 4.
“The Bengals won’t move out of No. 5 and the Miami Dolphins aren’t about to hand their rival the draft spot they want. So, Belichick calls up the Falcons, apologizes for the whole 28-3 thing, and sends them the No. 15 pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2024, along with a second-round pick in 2022 to go up to No. 4 overall. With everyone thinking Fields is packing his bags for Foxboro, Belichick stuns everyone and selects Kyle Pitts, giving the Patriots three versatile tight ends in Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Pitts. Belichick and Josh McDaniels are always looking for an edge and they believe this will put defenses in an impossible situation when defending them.”
The Patriots to trade for the best TE
Pitts may be the best tight end prospect since Vernon Davis arrived in 2006. Many would say that Pitts may join the Atlanta Falcons at No.4. If Atlanta passes on the tight end, the Cincinnati Bengals may not let him get past the team at No.5.
Belichick appreciates great tight ends. He signed two valuable players at this position. New England brought Jonnu Smith to a four-year deal worth $50 million. Hunter Henry signed a three-year deal worth $37.5 million.
The Patriots brought a lot of valuable players to the roster. Belichick will probably keep the same approach in the next few weeks.