NFL Draft Trade: Patriots, Raiders Exchange Picks; New England Gets 2012 Second Rounder

Minutes after surprising everyone by drafting quarterback Ryan Mallet with the No. 73 overall pick, the New England Patriots made a trade in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. 

The Patriots send a third-round (No. 92 overall) and fourth-round (No. 125) pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' No. 219 pick this year, and their second-round pick in 2012. That gives the Patriots two first-round picks and two second-round picks next year. Again. The rich get richer.

The updated Patriots' 2011 NFL Draft picks now looks like this: 

Round 1, No. 17 -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Round 2, No. 33 -- Ras-I Dowling, CD, Virginia
Round 2, No. 56 -- Shane Vereen, RB, California
Round 3, No. 73 -- Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU (pick acquired via Houston)
Round 3, No. 74 -- Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
Round 5, No. 138 (pick acquired via Houston) 
Round 5, No. 159
Round 6, No. 193
Round 7, No. 219 (pick acquired via Oakland)

For more on the New England Patriots and their draft, head over to Pats Pulpit. And for all things 2011 NFL Draft related, from the first pick to Mr. Irrelevant and everything in between, check out SB Nation's 2011 NFL Draft Hub and our NFL Draft blog, Mocking The Draft.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.