The New England Patriots have traded down in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Bill Belichick's team has moved three spots down in the order by sending the No. 14 pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the No. 17 pick. The Steelers also are sending a fourth-round pick (120th overall) to the Patriots.
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This trade gives the Patriots a total of 12 picks, including four fourth-round selections. New England has plenty of ammo to move up on Day 2 of the draft Friday with all of these picks.
UPDATE: The Patriots used their No. 17 pick to select Oregon cornerback Christian Gonzalez.
Here's an updated look at the Patriots' 2023 selections:
- Round 1: No. 17 (from PIT) -- Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
- Round 2: No. 46
- Round 3: No. 76 (from CAR)
- Round 4: No. 107 (from LAR)
- Round 4: No. 117
- Round 4: No. 120 (from PIT)
- Round 4: No. 135
- Round 6: No. 184 (from LV)
- Round 6: No. 187 (from CAR)
- Round 6: No. 192
- Round 6: No. 210
- Round 7: No. 245 (from BUF through ATL)