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Belichick Thinks New Draft Schedule Will Yield More Trades

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Back in January former NFL GM and current CBS analyst Charlie Casserly said he expects there to be more trades in the NFL draft this season.

Why?

The new draft schedule allows for an entire day between rounds one and two meaning teams have plenty of time to think about their second round selection.

Turns out, Bill Belichick, Patriots coach and former colleague of Scott Pioli, feels the trade market will heat up between rounds one and two.

Because of that [schedule], Belichick is anticipating that the Patriots’ three selections in the second round will interest other clubs in a trade, mainly because when there is an overnight break, teams can reset their boards and that can sometimes lead to more action.

It makes a lot of sense because there are still quality players at the top of the second round that some teams are going to covet.

However, it should also be noted this year's restricted free agent trade market was supposed to heat up as well.

So far, there's been one RFA to sign with another team (RB Mike Bell).