There are multiple reports stating there's a good chance the Patriots will trade into the top 10 to select a quarterback in the NFL Draft.
A potential trade package would likely include multiple first-round picks and perhaps to sweeten the pot, the Patriots could throw in cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
“Something to keep in mind — and it’s a small little storyline to keep an eye on — Stephon Gilmore is in the final year of his five-year contract with the New England Patriots,” ESPN's Dianna Russini said on Tuesday’s 'Get Up.' “He’s making about $7 million this season. The New England Patriots could perhaps deal Stephon Gilmore on draft night as part of a package to move up if they are in the business of getting a quarterback.
“I did speak to a team in the top 10 who told me they’ve had calls with New England.”
Gilmore is coming off quad surgery at the very end of last season, which could potentially complicate a potential deal.
The NFL Draft will begin Thursday night.