NFL Draft Live Blog: Patriots Trade Up Twice, Select Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower
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11:14 p.m.: That's it for the first night of the draft, and again, the Patriots traded up twice to get Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones with the 21st pick and Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower with the 25th pick.
I'll have plenty more coverage on NESN.com throughout the night and the rest of the weekend, so don't go far.
11:09 p.m.: The first round is in the books, and the Bucs jumped up to select Boise State running back Doug Martin with the 31st pick, which had to kill the Giants, who wound up with Virginia Tech running back David Wilson at No. 32.
I'm going to need to reasses the board one more time, but the Patriots did about as well as anyone in the first round. You've really got to like the way they improved their defense.
Dont'a Hightower just addressed the media, and Chandler Jones will be up in a few minutes. Bill Belichick will meet with us after that.
10:50 p.m.: Three more selections to update: The Packers took USC defensive end Nick Perry at No. 28, w