This thread is JUST FOR FUN. I read this about the Browns : Chuck Klosterman on draft day in Cleveland - Grantland What do you think about the Patriots being that marquee franchise and would have traded up for Dion Jordan or Ziggy Ansah : Evidence For : The Patriots are a marquee franchise. Belichick has a good relationship with Mike Lombardi. The Patriots drafted a similar "joker" player in Collins. Belichick probably thinks we could recoup a pick by trading Mallett next offseason. We had Jordan and Ansah in a few weeks before the draft. Evidence Against : Belichick would never trade those future picks. I am fascinated by the possibility. I know visits mean little. I know Bill has NEVER traded a future pick to move up since he came to N.E. But we took a similar player; with such a young nucleus it is possible that Belichick thought he could afford to lose a few future picks and thought that the joker player would be the final piece he needed. With Jordan and Ansah going before #6 it's moot and any potential deal is off. It would be a lot to give up but they'd be low #1s and if Bill though he could get a mid #2 for Mallett he'd only be moving down half a round next year. Also he would be trading the #2 this year not the #1 so he could trade down from the #1 to recoup a quantity of picks like he ended up doing anyway.