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Bill Belichick values draft picks, for any round, more than the average NFL coach. In fact, some might even think that he values some picks a little too much. After watching a pattern of the Patriots trading down, stocking up on future picks, and settling for a lower draft selection, fans and analysts everywhere were shocked when the team actually chose to trade up and draft Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower in the 2012 NFL Draft. Trading up for a higher pick is something that we had not seen from Belichick in a very long time. Source: Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons made jaws to drop when they traded five NFL draft picks, including two first-round selections, in order to receive the 6th overall pick in the 2011 Draft, which they used to draft WR Julio Jones. According to Michale Holley's book "War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team", Belichick advised the Falcons against this decision. Holley documents how the legend...
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