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News Blitz 4/28: Quiet first night in Foxborough

The first round of the 2017 draft kicked off in Philadelphia Thursday night and featured quite a bit of wheeling and dealing. The biggest move involved Chicago's controversial deal to jump one spot from No. 3 to 2, where the Bears selected North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

That deal, and others involving quarterbacks Pat Mahomes and DeShaun Watson, highlighted the Patriots decision to hold on to Jimmy Garoppolo, according to

With Garoppolo now almost certainly staying put, the Boston Globe wonders where the Patriots will now turn in the draft. hasn't completely closed the door on Cleveland as a possible destination. However, they feel 2018 is the more likely scenario given the Browns abundance of picks. Garoppolo wasn't the only Patriot who was potentially on the move Thursday night. Malcolm Butler also wound up remaining in New England, which the Boston Herald explains. believes Butler will be in Foxborough in 2017.

The AFC East seemed to have a solid night as all three opponents addressed some needs in their quest to catch the Patriots. offers five Patriots-related thoughts from the first round.

Finally, the Herald has a look back at the origins of the draft.

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