By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Bill Belichick’s Nantucket draft compound and his dog Nike are already well-established superstars from the 2020 NFL Draft. Now the Patriots have given more of a glimpse behind the curtains of Belichick’s moves on draft day.
Watch above to see the Patriots’ new behind-the-scenes video of Belichick, Robert Kraft, and various Patriots staffers during the draft. You’ll see the initial calls made to draft picks Kyle Dugger and Josh Uche. There’s director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort officially announcing the Patriots’ pick of Uche, Berj Najarian telling Uche the good news, and Kraft congratulating him.
Then it gets even more fascinating. You can hear Belichick tell director of player personnel Nick Caserio, “Let’s try to bump those [two fourth-round picks] up into the third,” and later, “That’s a fair trade. I mean, that’s what it is.”
Caserio then submits the Patriots’ selection of Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings. The trade Belichick referred to was the Pats’ swap of their two fourth-rounders and a 2021 sixth-rounder to the Jets for pick No. 101, which they used to select Virginia Tech tight end Dalton Keene.
The video concludes with a quick montage of the rest of the Patriots’ picks and some of the players’ reactions to getting picked in the NFL Draft. Just a cool little look at what it sounds like when the Patriots are on the clock and making moves at one of the most important times of the season.
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