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Belichick sees value after the first round

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interesting tidbit about how Pats coach Bill Belichick sees quite a bit of value even after the first round of this years draft:

Not too long ago, the NFL Draft was divided into rounds 1-3 on the first day and rounds 4-7 on the second day. Teams that owned high picks in the fourth round were considered fortunate because other teams hungry for one desirable player left on their draft boards often came calling with trade offers during the overnight break but now, there are two overnight breaks to create such trade opportunities with high picks in round 2 and round 4 may now be highly coveted. New England coach Bill Belichick sees a different approach to the second round. “I kind of think the second round will now be like the first round,” Belichick said. “Take those [top] 32 players out of there, whoever they are, now you’re starting all over again for that second round. And I can see it being approached more as that first round. In the past, you kind of rolled into that round. Now, to actually stop and have the whole night to sit there and think about it and talk to other teams and develop a new strategy. Everybody does that on the second day; now we have three days. It’s a different dynamic.”


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