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2020 NFL draft: Patriots trade 23rd overall selection to Chargers for picks No. 37 and 71

New England has made a trade!

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The New England Patriots have finally entered the 2020 NFL draft: with the 23rd overall selection, the team of head coach Bill Belichick decided to... trade down: the Patriots have sent the pick to the Los Angeles Chargers in return for a second-rounder (37th overall) and a third-round selection (71st overall).

While the board fell favorably for the Patriots — there was a run at cornerbacks in the high teens, while a total of five offensive tackless were already drafted when the team was on the clock — New England decided to fill the 63-pick gap between its first-round selection and the follow-up choice, the 87th overall in the third round.

The Patriots now have the following selections to operate with:

Round 1: --

Round 2: 2-37

Round 3: 3-71, 3-87, 3-98, 3-100

Round 4: 4-125, 4-139

Round 5: 5-172

Round 6: 6-195, 6-204, 6-212, 6-213

Round 7: 7-230

According to Rich Hill’s value chart, the Patriots gave away 244.86 points in the trade-down while getting 229.97 in return from the Chargers.


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