Randy Moss Traded: What Will Patriots Do With All Those Draft Picks?

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Randy Moss Traded: What Will Patriots Do With All Those Draft Picks?
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The New England Patriots just completed a trade of star wide receiver Randy Moss to the team that originally drafted him, the Minnesota Vikings.

The trade is hardly half a day old, and it already has produced rampant speculation about what the New England Patriots will do with their abundance of draft picks.

In the 2010 NFL Draft the Patriots made six selections in the first four rounds (Devin McCourty, Rob Gronkowski, Jermaine Cunningham, Brandon Spikes, Taylor Price, and Aaron Hernandez).

With the trade of Moss, the Patriots now have eight selections in the first four rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft—two in the first, second, third, and fourth rounds respectively!

Bill Belichick now has a lot of options. Does he use the picks to go bolster the Patriots this season? Does he save them for the draft and shore up the ranks heading into the 2011 season?

Regardless of what the Moss trade may mean for the Patriots' chances this season, it only gives the team more to work with moving forward.

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