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2011 NFL Draft Rumors: Chris Mortensen Reports New England Patriots Want To Trade Up For Cameron Jordan

Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan wasn't supposed to be a top name, especially considering guys like Da'Quan Bowers, Nick Fairley, J.J. Watt, Robert Quinn and Marcell Dareus were all on the board and had excelled on much better teams last season. But the scouts started tuning into him, he had a great Senior Bowl week and soild NFL Combine, and he started creeping on up the draft boards.

Well, looks like Jordan might be pretty highly coveted as a non top-5 pick can get. Chris Mortensen tweets the following.

Trade Buzz: New England looking to trade with Dallas to get Cameron Jordan

Well, color me skeptical. This would be highly out of character for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, who are well-known for their love of trading down for more picks and better value. They don't like paying premium for big guys, and trading up to the top 10 (in this case, the ninth pick) for the Dallas Cowboys would definitely be a huge dent in their primo strategy. I'll believe it when I see it.

Cowboys and Patriots fans, what do you think of this potential trade? Let us know in the comments!

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