Patriots Trade Up For 21st Pick, Draft DE Chandler Jones

April 26, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Trade Up For 21st Pick, Draft DE Chandler Jones
" BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots pulled off a few draft night trades, moving up twice in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Patriots first traded up for the 21st overall pick, drafting defensive end Chandler Jones of Syracuse.

The selection should help the Patriots pass-rush, as the 6-5, 247 lb Jones totaled 30 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season, and totaled 147 tackles and 10 sacks in three years for the Orange.

Jones was limited to seven games last season due to a knee injury.

New England sent the 27th overall pick to the Cincinnati¬†Bengals, acquired from the New Orleans Saints in last year’s draft, and a third round selection in this years draft.

The Patriots also traded for the 25th pick from the Denver Broncos, drafting linebacker Dont’a Hightower from Alabama. The Pats sent the 31st overall pick and their fourth round selection to Denver in the trade.

With their two trades, the Patriots have only their two second round picks remaining in the 2012 draft.

Here is a transcript of Jones’s conference call with reporters after he was selected.

Q: Congratulations "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Boston Herald

Patriots trade up for defensive studs

After last night, the Patriots have now traded up in the draft 17 times under Belichick and moved back 13 times. The consensus leading up to last night was that Belichick would trade one of the first-round picks, mostly likely the 31st selection.

Read more
Friday, April 27, 2012 by SB Nation

Packers-Patriots Trade: Green Bay Makes Another Move

The Green Bay Packers aren't known as a team that does a lot of trading on draft day but already they've moved up twice in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Packers traded up with the New England Patriots for the 62nd pick in the NFL Draft.

Read more
Thursday, April 26, 2012 by

Pats trade up again, draft LB Hightower

CITGO welcomes Boston's beloved ballpark to the Centennial Club and to celebrate, is featuring 100 moments in Fenway's history and... FOXBORO -- The Patriots continued their stunning first-round moves on Thursday by making their second move up the ...

Read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Bleacher Report

NFL Trade Rumors: Patriots Must Try to Trade Up to Land Mark Barron

The New England Patriots need to go for broke and make the bold move to trade up for Alabama safety Mark Barron. This will go against the Patriots recent draft philosophy of trading down to hoard picks. They have done this with such success and ...

Read more