The New England Patriots traded the 27th overall pick in the first round that they got last year from New Orleans to Cincinnati for the 21st overall pick. The Bengals also get New England’s third rounder at #93 overall.
With the 21st selection of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Patriots selected Syracuse University DE Chandler Jones. Jones who missed the first five games with a knee injury registered 4.5 sacks in just 7 games and surely would have been a Top 10 pick if it weren’t for the injury. He was a 2011 First Team All-Big East selection.
His brother Arthur Jones plays for the Baltimore Ravens and his other brother Jon is a UFC World Lightweight Champion.
It is the third time Bill Belichick has moved up in the first round also doing so in 2002 and 2003 before this year.
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