The Patriots traded the 95th overall pick in the 2018 draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for tackle Trent Brown and the 143rd overall pick, which they eventually used to draft linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates first reported the details of the trade on Friday.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later tweeted that the deal is done and Brown passed his physical.
Brown, 25, was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 draft by the 49ers. He played 10 games in the 2017 season before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
He played the majority of snaps at right tackle for the 49ers in 2017, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the 6-foot-9 Brown couldn’t slide over to left tackle for the Patriots. He wasn’t going to supplant All-Pro left tackle Joe Staley in that spot.
The Patriots now hold no draft picks from rounds 3-4 in the draft, which kicks off day two at 7 p.m. on Friday. They currently hold picks No. 43, 63, 143, 198, 210, and 219.
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