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As loaded as I just made the 2014 NFL draft seem, it may seem sacrilege to suggest that the New England Patriots could trade picks into the future. However, the strong draft class cuts both ways.
If a prospect whom another team covets falls to No. 29—especially a quarterback—Belichick could ask for a king's ransom. Overspending is easy to do for GMs if they are on their last legs.
New England has thrived in the past with multiple first-round picks. With talented quarterbacks such as Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Jameis Winston (Florida State) and Brett Hundley (UCLA) possibly in next year's class, having two first-round selections could be a franchise-changing situation. Hit a top-five pick and you'll be able to ask for a monster compensation package.
Most Likely Deal: Patriots trade their 2014 first-round pick for the Oakland Raiders' 2015 first-round pick and third- and sixth-round picks in 2014.