NFL DRAFT

Bedard: How the 49ers’ trade-up has affected the Patriots’ outlook in mock drafts

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Periodically as we go through the offseason, we'll let you know what others are saying about the Patriots' first-round pick at No. 15 and give our thoughts. 

The 49ers' trade from 12 to 3 and the Dolphins' subsequent trade to 6 with the Eagles, have basically rendered previous mock drafts moot. But there have been a couple of major mocks that have been updated since then, and two of them have the Patriots trading up in the draft for a quarterback.