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Patriots trade down, Saints take Mark Ingram

04.28.11 at 11:16 pm ET

The Patriots traded the 28th overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft to the Saints Thursday, acquiring the 56th overall pick and New Orleans’ first-round pick in 2012. After securing the 28th pick, the Saints selected Alabama running back Mark Ingram.

With the move, the Patriots will now have three second-round picks on Friday and two first-round picks in 2012.

Ingram ran for 875 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior after winning the Heisman in his sophomore campaign.

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