The NFL draft is finally here, with the Patriots trading out of the first round to the surprise of no one. The move did set the Pats up with eight picks in Days 2 and 3, allowing them to aggressively pursue the prospects they want most in the middle rounds.
The Pats first selection was the athletic and versatile defensive end/outside linebacker Jamie Collins from Southern Miss. They followed that by addressing their biggest need at wide receiver by taking Aaron Dobson from Marshall, and again grabbing another wide out with Josh Boyce in the fourth round.
In the third round, the Patriots doubled down on Rutgers defenders, selecting cornerback Logan Ryan and safety Duron Harmon.
Saturday also saw the Patriots acquire running back LeGarrette Blount for Jeff Demps and a 7th-round pick.
We'll be here throughout the draft, with in-depth instant analysis and grades as soon as the New England Patriots' picks are made!