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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio breaks down the team's four draft picks on Day 2.

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Highlights: Vincent Valentine

New England selected Valentine with the No. 96 overall pick. Check out some of the Nebraska product's best highlights here.

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Patriots select Vincent Valentine

The Patriots used the No. 96 overall pick on Nebraska D-lineman Vincent Valentine. Draftcast

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots select DT Vincent Valentine with their final third-round pick (No. 96). He is 6-foot-3 5/8 and 329 pounds and entered the draft after his junior season. Projects to backup role behind Malcom Brown, Alan Branch and Terrance Knighton.

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McShay scouting report: Jacoby Brissett

Get to know the newest Patriot, No. 91 overall pick Jacoby Brissett. Todd McShay breaks down the former NC State quarterback.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots select NC State QB Jacoby Brissett with the No. 91 selection late in the third round. The team needed a No. 3 QB, and with Tom Brady's four-game suspension, Brissett is likely to fill the void.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots are closing on their No. 91 selection in the draft, late in the third round. A QB could be on the radar.

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Highlights: Joe Thuney

The Patriots opted for Thuney, an offensive lineman from North Carolina State, with the 78th overall pick. Check out some of his best highlights here.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

With their initial third-round pick, No. 78, the Patriots selected OL Joe Thuney of NC State. Thuney (6-foot-4 5/8, 304 pounds) played all five positions in college, finishing at left tackle, and is considered an intelligent player.

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Patriots select Joe Thuney

With the 78th overall pick, New England took North Carolina State offensive lineman Joe Thuney. Draftcast

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots top draft pick, CB Cyrus Jones of Alabama, held his introductory conference call and this was my biggest takeaway: A film session with coach Bill Belichick the day before the Crimson Tide's pro day was a big part of the team's evaluation process. Jones also relayed that Alabama's coaches joked with him that he should have an office at the facility because he was always there watching film.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots draft picks: CB Cyrus Jones (60); Third round (78); Third round (91); Third round (96); Fourth round (112); Sixth round (196); Sixth round (204); Sixth round (208) Sixth round (214); Sixth round (221); Seventh round (243); Seventh round (250).

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Highlights: Cyrus Jones

New England used its first selection of the draft on Cyrus Jones. Check out the newest Patriot's film here.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots trade No. 61 to Saints for third-rounder (78) and fourth rounder (112). Part of today's strategy was to close gap between picks from 96 to 196.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots select Alabama CB Cyrus Jones with the No. 60 pick, then trade No. 61. Jones was identified as a "favorite five" option for the team entering the draft. He is a high-intangibles prospect who factors into the return game.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

With starting CBs Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan entering the final year of their contracts, Patriots going defense at No. 60.

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Passing Yards286.75th
Rushing Yards87.830th
Points For28.93rd
Points Against19.710th

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