Patriots Among Multiple Teams Reportedly Exploring Trade Into Top 10

There has already been a lot of movement in the 2021 NFL Draft order, but we may have only scratched the surface. A few teams have been all over the place, with some moving up and some moving down.

Most recently, there are reports of three different teams exploring the idea of moving into the top 10.

According to Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, those three teams include the Eagles, Vikings and Patriots. There is nothing official to report, but the rumor mill continues to circulate this little nugget.

New England might be the most interesting of the group, as Pelissero is reporting that they could move up in the hopes of snagging Justin Fields. If the Ohio State quarterback falls out of the top 5, it would make sense for a team such as the Patriots to move up to take him.


After the free agency spending spree coming out of Foxboro this offseason, most of the holes on the Patriots’ roster have been filled. Some of those were with short-term options, but there were a lot of multi-year contracts involved as well.

The one glaring hole continues to be at quarterback. Cam Newton was re-signed to a one-year deal, but a long-term solution needs to be found. Newton could be the perfect veteran option to help Fields in his transition from college to the NFL.

If New England does trade up, Pelissero believes the Lions (No. 7) or Panthers (No. 8) would be logical trade partners.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and

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