The Patriots have been busy on first day of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Bill Belichick and the Pats traded up for a second time in the first round of the Draft, selecting Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower at the No. 25 spot.
New England traded their other first-round pick (No. 31 overall) and their fourth rounder (No. 126 overall) to the Denver Broncos for No. 25.
Hightower was a monster on Alabama's national championship winning team in 2011-12. He amasssed 83 takcles to go along with four sacks and an interception during the year.
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