FOXBORO (AP) - The New England Patriots selected Illinois defensive back Tavon
Wilson with the 48th pick of the NFL draft Friday.
Wilson, chosen No. 16 in the second round, was originally a
cornerback but moved to safety for the Illini. He is 6-feet, 205 pounds
and isn't touted as a strong tackler. The pick originally belonged to
the Oakland Raiders.
The Patriots, who still had the 30th pick of the second round to make
Friday, had no picks left in the draft but there was still a chance of a
trade involving their other second-round pick.
New England traded up twice in the first round on Thursday to select
Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Alabama linebacker Dont'a
Hightower, who were welcomed at Gillette Stadium by the club Friday.