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Patriots Are Reportedly Exploring NFL Draft 2nd Round Trade

A closeup of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick crossing his arms during a game.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on prior to Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick has always valued quantity when drafting, so it's little surprise that the Patriots were so eager to trade out of the first round of the NFL Draft yesterday.

But it looks like Bill Belichick wants to move down even further in an effort to stockpile draft picks. According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, the Patriots are exploring options to move down in the second round of the tonight.

New England currently own the No. 37 overall pick, which they acquired last night from the Los Angeles Chargers. They traded their natural second round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for Mohamed Sanu last year.

But even if the Patriots trade down in the second round or trade out of it altogether, the Patriots will be very active tonight. They own four picks in the third round - one natural, one from the Chargers, and two compensatory picks.

It's a brave new world for Bill Belichick though, who goes into his first draft of the post-Tom Brady era.

Many thought that the Patriots would want a quarterback in the first round. But with the top four prospects gone, perhaps they have their eyes set on someone in the middle or late picks. Kind of like what they got with a certain QB they took in the sixth round in 2000?

What kind of trade do you see the Patriots pulling off tonight?