How to trade NFL transactions wire: The Pats – Patriots transactions

The Patriots are set to trade their first-round pick (No. 23 overall) in next year’s NFL draft to the Dallas Cowboys for the rights to second-rounders (No: 20 and 21).

The deal will be made official on Thursday.

A source close to the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Patriots have agreed to send second-rounder No. 19 overall to Dallas for No. 21.

The deal also involves No. 20, No. 22 and No. 23.

The Patriots have been trying to add a No. 1 receiver since last season, when they drafted tight end Rob Gronkowski with the No. 5 overall pick in the first round.

They have not traded for a top receiver since.

The move to Dallas also allows the Patriots to acquire the rights for third-round picks in the next two years.

It also allows them to acquire picks in future drafts.