The New England Patriots selected defensive end Chandler Jones with the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The team traded up from 27 to 21 to secure the Syracuse product.
New England traded their first of two First Round picks (27th
overall) to the Cincinnati Bengals along with their Third
Round pick (93rd overall) for the Bengals' first round pick at
21. New England acquired the 27th pick from an
earlier trade in 2011 from the New Orleans Saints.
Jones is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds.
He was named First Team All Big East his senior year at Syracuse.
The Patriots also traded up to get their second pick in the first
round, Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower. New England
selected the SEC defender with the 25th overall pick acquired in a
trade with the Denver Broncos.
New England sent their own First Round pick (31st overall) and their
Fourth Round pick (126th overall) to Denver for the Broncos' 25th
Hightower is 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds.
Hightower earned multiple SEC honors at Alabama.
Patriots Grab Jones, Hightower In First Round
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