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NFL Draft: Why the Patriots and the Eagles Are Perennial Winners in the Draft

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 17:  Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots talks to his quarterback Tom Brady during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on October 17, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Pete WilliamsCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2011

The articles coming in on the draft are growing, and we are all fiddling with our own little mocks.

And as every year the most certain thing everybody is predicting is that the Patriots are going to trade down from the first round.

There just seems to be a general consensus that Bill Belichick has some kind of God-like insight into which talents will make it in the NFL.

However there might be a much more boring reason for BB's eagerness to trade down—it's plain and simple good business.

I fell across this article,

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/01/13/sportscasting.excerpt/index.html

A review of a book called Sportscasting.

I think the article alone is very interesting, but some of you aficionados out there will probably love the book.

Well, back to working on my first mock (I think I'm going to have more teams trade down, the only problem is nobody would want to trade up anymore).

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