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2012 NFL Draft Results: Patriots Trade Down, Sending 2nd Round Pick To Packers For 3rd & 5th Round Picks

As many people expected, Bill Belichick stayed true to form and traded down in the 2012 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots made a deal with Green Bay, sending the 62nd overall pick to the Packers in exchange for a pick in the third round, 90th overall, and another pick in the fifth round, 163rd overall.

The 62nd overall pick that New England got rid of was slated to be their last of the draft, so this deal moves them back into the action for Saturday. This is Bill Belichick's 49th draft weekend trade since taking the helm of the Patriots 12 years ago. New England may look towards their offense in the third round, having addressed some defensive needs already. They drafted Tavon Wilson (S- Illinois) in the second, after taking Chandler Jones (DE, Syracuse) and Dont'a Hightower (ILB, Alabama) in Thursday night's first round results.

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