Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/25/13
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NFL teams aren’t enamored with the 2013 crop of draft eligible quarterbacks and that could be to the New England Patriots advantage. Bill Belichick always has one eye towards the future, and when he drafted QB Ryan Mallet in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft, he knew he could possibly cash the chip in at a later date. In what would be a stroke of genius, if Belichick can grab the second round pick they have been asking for Mallet, he would add to the shortage of picks the team has in this draft. According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, the Patriots have been fielding calls on their young investment. Cleveland is one likely landing place due to the relationship between Browns GM Mike Lombardi and Bill Belichick. Bedard writes: ‘Multiple teams have called the Patriots this week about a potential trade for backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, according to three league sources. Whether the Patriots will trade the 2011 third-round pick is the question. But all three sources said the odds are slightly stronger that Mallett is dealt than kept by the Patriots.’

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