Patriots Fill Their Biggest Needs With Their First Two Picks Of 2017 NFL Draft

BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots had to wait to make their first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, and then they waited some more. But in the end, they walked away with a pair of new players who address the biggest needs on their roster (not that the defending champs have many actual needs). The Patriots didn’t pick until the third round of the draft, entering the evening with picks No. 72 and No. 96. Bill Belichick traded both, and also traded a pick he acquired in a trade. Does it get any more Belichick than that? Belichick swapped the 72nd and 200th pick (sixth round) with the Tennessee Titans for the 83rd and 124th overall picks. He finally made his first pick of the draft at No. 83, selecting