The 2011 NFL Draft came and went, and as usual, one of the most active teams in the draft was the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick absolutely loves trading and executed four trades during the draft.
In addition to those four trades, the Patriots acquired nine players—exactly as many picks as the Patriots entered the draft with. They were able to do so while adding picks for 2012, plus both the Saints' first-round pick and the Raiders' second-round pick are now in the Patriots' possession.
So how did the Patriots do in my class? Let's have a look under the hood—the Belichick hood, that is.
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