There has been a lot of noise in recent days about teams trading back into the end of the first round to get the quarterback they want. One of the most obvious teams that would be willing to trade back is the New England Patriots. The Patriots have the 17th and 28th picks in the first round. Peter King said in his Monday Morning Quarterback this morning that he believes the Pats already have a deal on the table contingent upon the quarterback said team wants being available there. He also speculates that the team wanting to move up is the Titans:
There's a team in the draft that has a deal on the table -- I'm guessing New England (surprise!) -- with a team trying to come back into the first round. The deal will net the team dealing the first-rounder the following: a second-round pick in 2011 and a first-round pick in 2012. The deal, I hear, is contingent on the player the trade-up team wants still being there. Could it be Tennessee trading into the bottom of the first round, at 28, to get Jake Locker or Andy Dalton? Stay tuned.
That could be a very valuable pick they are giving up in 2012 so if they are going to make that deal they better be really sure the guy they have targeted is going to be a star. If he is that ends up being a good deal, but if he isn't it that deal will set the franchise back a couple of years.
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