For the second offseason in a row, wide receiver Brandin Cooks is on the move. Last offseason, the Saints traded him to the Patriots. Now a year later, he is headed to Los Angeles as the latest major piece for the now loaded Rams.
The Patriots also send the Rams a fourth round pick and receive the Rams pick at 23 overall.
So, as usual, the Patriots have a crazy stupid amount of draft picks to work with now.
Patriots updated 2018 draft picks:— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) April 3, 2018
1st round (23)
1st round (31)
2nd round (43)
2nd round (63)
3rd round (95)
6th round (???)
6th round (210)
7th round (219)
Rich Hill of Pats Pulpit details just what the Patriots gave up vs what they received with regard to Brandin Cooks between this year and last.
Brandin Cooks and the Patriots Summary— Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) April 3, 2018
Patriots gave up:
2017 First (32nd)
2017 Third (103rd)
2018 Fourth (136th)
1 year of Brandin Cooks on Rookie Deal
2017 Fourth (118th)
2018 First (23rd)
2018 Sixth (176, 194, 195, 196, or 198)
With this trade done, here is what the updated first round NFL Draft order looks like:
3. New York Jets (from IND)
4. Cleveland Browns (from HOU)
6. Indianapolis Colts (from NYJ)
10. Oakland Raiders
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Buffalo Bills (from CIN)
16. Baltimore Ravens
18. Seattle Seahawks
19. Dallas Cowboys
20. Detroit Lions
21. Cincinnati Bengals (from BUF)
22. Buffalo Bills (from KC)
23. New England Patriots (from LAR)
25. Tennessee Titans
26. Atlanta Falcons
You can see the entire 7-round draft order here.