The Oakland Raiders did something in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft that they aren’t known for – trade down in the draft.
The Raiders traded with the New England Patriots on Saturday, moving back seven slots in the second round and collecting two later picks in the draft.
The Raiders received the following Patriots picks: 2nd round (#47), 4th round (#124), and 6th round (#199).
The Patriots received the Raiders’ 2nd round pick (#40), which they turned into defensive tackle Ron Brace from Boston College.
The Raiders now will have eight draft picks with one each in the first, second, third, and seventh rounds. In the fourth and sixth rounds they are slated to make two selections in each.