New England Patriots
Coming off yet another Super Bowl win, the Patriots are heading into the 2019 NFL Draft with an astounding 11 selections. Of these picks, two are in the second round and three are in the third round.
New England definitely has the draft ammo to make a trade this offseason if they desire. The Patriots made a total of seven different trades in 2018, so they’re certainly not a team that is afraid to make a deal.
With their multiple selections in both the second and the third round of this year’s draft, New England may be one of the few teams around the NFL that can actually give the Vikings good value in exchange for Trae Waynes.
Waynes is also viewed by some as a player who hasn’t really lived up to his expectations since Minnesota drafted him in the first round back in 2015. The Patriots have a history of getting the most out of players who might not have played to their true potential in the past, so they may be interested in doing the same for the Vikings’ young corner.
New England may also consider making a trade for Waynes because a trio of corners from their 2018 roster (Eric Rowe, Jason McCourty, Jonathan Jones) are scheduled to be free-agents this year.
The downside of dealing with the Patriots though, is that the majority of their draft selections are in the bottom portions of each round in 2019 since they are the defending Super Bowl champions.