Pats Insider Predicts Massive Trade Asking Price for No. 3 Pick

According to an NFL insider, the New England Patriots would be getting a massive haul if they were to trade out of the third overall pick.

Jan 17, 2024; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft  (left) announces the
Jan 17, 2024; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) announces the / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

With the craze of free agency now behind us, we can fully turn our attention to the upcoming NFL Draft. For a young, rebuilding team like the New England Patriots, the draft is arguably the most important time in the calendar. Nailing the decisions surrounding the draft can either set a franchise up for long-term success or sink all hopes for the future.

That is why what the Patriots do with their No. 3 overall pick at the 2024 NFL Draft is the most significant decision the new front office will make this year.

Which quarterback are they going to draft? Or will they move the pick and trade down?

These questions will be asked incessantly until April 25. One Patriots insider gives us an insight into what it would take for New England to go the "trade down" route.

Patriots Rumors: It Would Take A Massive Offer To Move No. 3 Pick

ESPN NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss answered questions on social media over the weekend and made a prediction for what a trade package for the third overall pick would look like. And it is a massive offer.

Reiss' hypothetical trade package included a player like Justin Jefferson and multiple first-round picks. He likely gave the example of Jefferson because the Minnesota Vikings are widely expected to draft a quarterback this year and have been mentioned as a potential trade-up candidate.

However, it is unlikely that Minnesota would trade perhaps the best young wide receiver in the league for the No. 3 overall pick.

If that package actually exists, the Patriots would have to think really hard about accepting it, depending on how good the "multiple first-round picks" are.

If this is the starting point for New England in trade negotiations, it's safe to say that a deal including the pick seems far-fetched.

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