3 Patriots Who Could Be Traded During NFL Draft

These 3 Patriots could be traded for extra draft capital
New England Patriots, Ja'Whaun Bentley
New England Patriots, Ja'Whaun Bentley / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Ja'Whaun Bentley, LB 

A fifth-round pick in 2018 out of Purdue, Ja'Whaun Bentley developed into a starting linebacker by his third season in the NFL. He’s put up some impressive statistics with more than 100 tackles in each of the past three seasons.

In 2023, he had 114 tackles and a career-high 4.5 sacks. Still, he’s not expected to be with the team much longer.

Lee Vowell of Musket Fire believes the Patriots will move on from Bentley in 2025, making this his final season with the team. He cites missed tackles as a reason for New England being willing to part ways and says he’s replaceable as well.

Much like Deatrich Wise, the Patriots set themselves up to be able to move on. This offseason, they signed Sione Takitaki, an underrated linebacker who spent the past five seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Takitaki would be capable of filling in for Bentley while New England searches for a permanent replacement before 2025. Trading him would create a hit of more than $3.6 million in dead money while freeing up $2.6 million but the Pats would be getting something now rather than losing him for nothing in a year.

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