Friday, April 27, 2012
W2W4: NFL Draft, Day 2
The Patriots have two second-round picks tonight (Nos. 48 and 62 overall), but those are their only two remaining picks in the entire draft. The team is without selection in Rounds 3-6. ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss explains what he expects the team to do with the picks in the video above:
"You figure they might make one of them and then trey to parlay the other one into a chip either later in this draft, a couple chips later in this draft, or maybe even something into next year's draft," says Reiss, who does not anticipate the team trading a future pick for a selection in this year's draft.
"Clearly this is a draft unlike any other we've seen in terms of volume. You'd have to go back to 2002, when Belichick took just six players, for the lightest draft."
In his second-round mock posted earlier today, Reiss predicted the Patriots would select Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin and Clemson defensive lineman Brandon Thompson with their second-rounders. He explains those picks in the video above.
The second round of the draft starts at 7 p.m. Keep it here all night for full coverage.