The New England Patriots traded out of the first round on Thursday night, in a deal with the Minnesota Vikings that added three more picks. Now, Patriots fans have a familiar feeling, possessing eight total picks for the next two days and the ability to move up and down the draft board at Bill Belichick's whim.
Before, the Pats were going to have to be surgical with their limited picks, now they can "double-dip" on multiple positions if they choose to. The Pats are back in control of their draft and have the freedom to make some moves.
With our first-round mock draft pick, Datone Jones, off to the Green Bay Packers, and the three new picks in the fold, here's a new mock draft.