Patriots Give Behind-The-Scenes Look At Christian Gonzalez Draft Pick

Plus: A look at the trade process


Apr 28, 2023

Ever wonder how things look and sound inside the Patriots’ NFL draft war room? Well, now you can get an inside look.

New England on Friday morning shared a behind-the-scenes video of the moments leading up to its drafting of Oregon cornerback Christian Gonzalez. The clip includes internal discussions about trading with the Pittsburgh Steelers to move down in the first round, as well as Bill Belichick’s call to Gonzalez after the pick was made.

Take a look:

Here’s everyone we spotted inside the Patriots war room:

— Bill Belichick (head coach)
— Robert Kraft (owner)
— Matt Groh (director of player personnel)
— Eliot Wolf (director of scouting)
— Camren Williams (director of college scouting)
— Steve Cargile (director of pro scouting)
— Evan Rothstein (offensive assistant/analytics guru)

You can click here for our full breakdown of Gonzalez and analysis of New England’s strategy surrounding the 17th overall pick.

The 2023 NFL Draft will continue Friday night with Rounds 2 and 3. The Patriots are scheduled to make one pick in each round.

Thumbnail photo via Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports Images
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