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"The Patriots are always a willing trade-down partner, so anyone getting itchy to move up and take Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden should have Bill Belichick's number handy," Banks writes of the Jones selection. "But for the moment, I'm giving New England a pass-rushing prospect who can help fill the void created by Mark Anderson's departure and Andre Carter's injury."
"Again, the Patriots could easily trade out of this slot, but if not, getting a versatile player who can plug into their defensive front seven is a solid selection," he writes. "If the Patriots don't go defensive end at No. 27, USC DE Nick Perry is a great value at No. 31."