Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/27/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

He had been holding onto his chips for years, moving them into the next year or more picks in the same draft. However, Bill Belichick caught the trade fever in reverse this year.

For most of the night, Patriots fans waited for Bill Belichick to wait, and then trade back. However, a new CBA had teams trade happy in the first round and Belichick caught the fever as well. As in every draft, one or two unexpected moves changes the landscape and opens up new options.

In Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower, Belichick just might have hit the motherload.

The New England Patriots traded their 27th overall pick with the Cincinnati Bengals, moving up 6 spots while giving the Bengals their 3rd rounder (93rd overall). With the 21st pick, the Patriots selected DE Chandler Jones from Syracuse.

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