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NFL Draft: Patriots Focus On Defense

Chandler Jones

The New England Patriots had a woeful defense in 2011, and that didn't sit well with Bill Belichick. To fix the problem, the Patriots head coach went after guys he really liked in the first round by trading up to go get them.

Patriots targeted versatile Jones, Hightower Bill Belichick has frustrated New England fans in recent years by trading down and out of the first round with regularity. But that all changed Thursday night as Belichick made deals with both of his first-round selections -- scheduled to be at 27 and 31 overall -- moved up twice and selected Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Alabama linebacker...

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