3 Trades the Patriots Need to Make Before the NFL Draft

What trades do the New England Patriots need to make before the 2024 NFL Draft?

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The New England Patriots will be the subject of a wide variety of trade rumors between now and the start of the 2024 NFL Draft. The question is -- will they actually make any?

New England is moving on from Bill Belichick but they kept a lot of the guys that comprised last year's roster. They even brought back Jacoby Brissett for a little reunion. Belichick might be gone, but the Patriots are trusting the process of player development on both sides of the ball. But what could that mean for trades prior to the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Patriots currently hold eight picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, one in each round except two in the sixth. They will have flexibility all throughout the draft to move around, acquire players for picks, and do whatever they want to continue loading up the roster. Here are a few trades they might consider before the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Trade for Broncos WR Courtland Sutton

The Denver Broncos haven't exactly been having a fire sale in the 2024 offseason, but it's kind of shaping up to be a little bit of a yard sale at the very least.

The Broncos cut Russell Wilson. They cut Justin Simmons. They traded away Jerry Jeudy. They let a number of starters walk in free agency on both sides of the ball. Maybe they would be open to the idea of trading away Courtland Sutton for the right price.

The Patriots were rumored to be in trade discussions in the past with the Broncos regarding their wide receiver position. Even if those talks died down in the past, it's probably about time to rev that engine again. The Patriots have a substantial need at the wide receiver position regardless of who ends up throwing their passes this coming season.

If it's a rookie, then having someone like Sutton -- who had a passer rating of a whopping 120.2 when targeted last season -- could be hugely beneficial.