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Patriots move up for another first-rounder

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 26, 2012 – 9:24 pm

New England has moved back into the first round at No. 25 to take Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower.  That’s two picks, both on defense in the front seven, for the Patriots in the last five picks.

Remember, the Patriots were criticized for their defense last year, much like the Packers were.  They were clearly targeting upgrades, making trades up to 21 and to 25 to get two guys, Jones and Hightower.

Three picks away from GB now …


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