FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have traded their first-round pick in the NFL draft to the Minnesota Vikings.
In exchange for the 29th choice, the Patriots obtained four picks Thursday night. They received choices in the second, third, fourth and seventh rounds this year. Those are the 52nd, 83rd, 102nd and 229th overall. With the Patriots’ pick, the Vikings chose wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson of Tennessee.
The Patriots went into the draft with just five picks, the fewest in their history. They had one in each the first, second and third rounds and two in the seventh and final round.
Now they have a total of eight picks — two in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and three in the seventh.