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Interest building for Patriots' second-round picks

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  April 14, 2010 11:38 AM

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FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots could end up being pretty busy on draft day. Coach Bill Belichick said teams have quizzed the Patriots about their interest in giving up a pick or two.

"We've already received quite a few calls related to our second-round picks from teams that are interested on those for one reason or another and that isn't surprising to me," said Belichick moments ago at his pre-draft news conference. "Not saying anything will or won't happen. I think that's pretty common at this point in the process ... about a week or so before the draft you start talking to teams and try to get a feel for what they would or wouldn't be interested in."

As of today, the Patriots have 12 picks, including four among the first 53. The picks give the Patriots an opportunity to do numerous things if they are interested.

"Having four picks in the first two rounds certainly gives us the flexibility to move from where we are if we feel that's the right thing to do, or I'm sure if we pick four players that they will be four good, quality guys," Belichick said. "So we'll see how all that turns out. In the end, we'll just try to do our homework and be prepared for whatever the opportunities are."

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