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Stepping in Trader Bill's shoes

As the NFL draft approaches, 'baggers discuss strategy options for the Pats

Updated: April 15, 2014, 12:57 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Will Trader Bill strike again?

That's where this week's Patriots mailbag begins, as we inch closer to the NFL draft and consider the possibility of the team actually sticking with the No. 29 overall pick. If history is any indication, the Patriots are more likely to trade than stay in their assigned slot.

The perception of the club has been that it is more likely to trade down, but as 2012 reminded us, they also move up when the opportunity presents itself. That was the year the ...

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