A new report suggests the Patriots will trade for their first-round pick in next year’s draft in exchange for the former Notre Dame wide receiver.
According to NFL Network’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots are planning to use their second-round selection to acquire the No to 9 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
This is the second draft pick in a year that has been linked to a trade.
The Patriots traded up in the first round to select cornerback Marcus Peters with the No 1 pick, and traded up again in the second round to acquire wide receiver Devin Funchess with the sixth pick.
This move would allow them to select quarterback Josh Rosen with their first selection.
The Patriots are not the only team in need of a quarterback.
In the first half of the 2018 season, the Chargers traded for quarterback Philip Rivers with the 28th pick in exchange, but were unable to land the former Heisman Trophy winner.
The Bills were also in need at the position with quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
With the draft coming down to the last two rounds, the Saints have been the biggest target of interest, as they could use a new quarterback and a player who has proven he can improve their offense.
While the Patriots could be able to land a quarterback or a player in the draft with the 27th pick, they may not be able make a deal with a player at that spot.