New England Patriots Links 4/05/12 - Belichick Only Missed One Year of Draft Day Trading

WWBBD? That's what everyone wants to know before this year's Draft.

The New England Patriots official Draft release has some interesting numbers.

0

The number of draft day trades the Patriots made in 2004. It is the only year in the Bill Belichick era that New England has not engaged in any draft-day trades.

2

The number of times in the Bill Belichick era the Patriots have drafted back-to-back players from the same school (2002: Rohan Davey and Jarvis Green, LSU; 2010: Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes, Florida).

2

The number of offensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2005, Logan Mankins; 2011, Nate Solder).

3

The number of defensive players drafted by the Patriots in the first round on the current roster (2004: Vince Wilfork; 2008: Jerod Mayo; 2010: Devin McCourty).

3

The number of times the Patriots drafted at least two players in the first and second round of the same draft (1998, 1982 and 1977).

13

The number of times since 2000 that New England has traded down in draft-day exchanges (See next page for trade breakdowns).

15

The number of times since 2000 that New England has traded up in draft-day exchanges (See next page for trade breakdowns).

18

The number of times since 2000 that New England has made draft-day trades involving players and/or future draft considerations (See next page for trade breakdowns).

18

The number of draft-day trades New England has made combined in the previous three drafts (2009-2011), with seven in 2009 and 2010 and four in 2011.

46

The number of draft-day trades by Bill Belichick in his 12 drafts with the Patriots. 1999 The last time New England made two first round selections - Nos. 17 and 28.

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