Patriots looking to snag No. 2 overall pick

According to an ESPN report, the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots are in discussions regarding the No. 2 overall pick. The Patriots would like to move up to grab the selection, and have reportedly offered the 14th and 19th selections, including a second rounder (50th overall).

According to an ESPN report, the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots are in discussions regarding the No. 2 overall pick.

The Patriots would like to move up to grab the selection, and have reportedly offered the 14th and 19th selections, including a second rounder (50th overall).

Although the report didn't unveil any sources, it did state that Detroit did counter the offer, asking for New England's third round pick (75th overall) in addition.
It is unknown whether or not the Patriots refused or accepted the counter, but it would dramatically change the Lions draft board, who all but had Michigan State prospect Charles Rogers penciled in with their first selection.

The Lions are in desperate need of a wide receiver, and that became apparent when LionsFans.com reported earlier this week that Detroit would begin negotiations with Rogers' agents as soon as a deal between Cincinnati and No. 1 overall pick Carson Palmer was finalized.

At 14 and 19, the only viable wide receiver that could be available is Florida prospect Taylor Jacobs, who the Lions have not showed any particular interest in.

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