New England Patriots trade No. 105 pick to Cleveland Browns

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT /

The New England Patriots completed their fourth trade of the 2018 NFL Draft, agreeing to a deal with the Cleveland Browns.

The New England Patriots were very active on the trade market this offseason. While they lost a lot of talent in free agency, they recouped some of that via the trade market. The trading mentality has carried over to the 2018 NFL Draft.

New England made three trades on Day 2 of the draft. Two of the trades were to move back in the draft and accumulate more draft picks, while one was a trade up. On Day 3, the Patriots once again traded the first time they were on the clock.

New England owned the No. 105 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft but traded it to the Cleveland Browns. The Patriots moved back to the No. 114 pick, adding a sixth-round pick, No. 178 overall, as well. This is the third trade the Patriots and Browns have made this offseason.

They announced the selection on their Twitter account.

New England came into the draft without much draft capital later on in the draft. That has changed drastically as the Patriots have shuffled their deck moving up and down the draft board. All in all, the Patriots have made four trades, and are probably not yet done.

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With the No. 105 pick, the Browns selected one of the most polarizing prospects in this year’s draft class, Florida wide receiver, Antonio Callaway. Callaway did not play this season for disciplinary reasons but is arguably the best wide receiver in this year’s draft class if he can stay on the field.

On the field, Callaway is an explosive athlete that is difficult to stop in the slot. He makes defenders miss and can help the Browns out immediately. In addition to his performance as a receiver, he is also a difference maker on special teams as a return man.

However, his off-field concerns are legitimate. He failed a drug test at the NFL Combine, as he admitted to smoking marijuana a few weeks prior. Cleveland will have their hands full trying to keep him on track.

All of the issues they have had with Josh Gordon could come into play here again. Callaway doesn’t have the ceiling that Gordon does, but maybe he can help him stay on track and not make the same mistakes that he did.

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For New England, they now have six picks remaining in the 2018 NFL Draft. It would not be a surprise to see them continuing shuffling around the board. Help at the second level of their defense could be coming, along with a quarterback prospect.