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Updated 2019 NFL Draft order for second and third round picks on Day 2

Updated 2019 NFL Draft order for second and third round picks on Day 2

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, and now all 32 teams will turn their attention to the second and third rounds taking place Friday night in Nashville.

The New England Patriots should be among the busier teams on Day 2 with two picks in the second round and three in the third round.

We saw several trades Thursday in which second- and third-round picks were swapped between teams. Here's the updated draft order for the second and third rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.

ROUND 2
33. Arizona
34. Indianapolis (via Jets)
35. Oakland
36. San Francisco
37. Seattle (via Giants)
38. Jacksonville
39. Tampa Bay
40. Buffalo
41. Denver
42. Cincinnati
43. Detroit
44. Green Bay
45. L.A. Rams (via Atlanta)
46. Indianapolis (via Washington)
47. Carolina
48. Miami
49. Cleveland
50. Minnesota
51. Tennessee
52. Denver (via Pittsburgh)
53. Philadelphia (via Baltimore)
54. Houston (via Seattle)
55. Houston
56. New England (via Chicago)
57. Philadelphia
58. Dallas
59. Indianapolis
60. L.A. Chargers
61. Kansas City
62. New Orleans
63. Kansas City (via L.A. Rams)
64. New England

ROUND 3
65. Arizona
66. Pittsburgh (via Oakland)
67. San Francisco
68. N.Y. Jets
69. Jacksonville
70. Tampa Bay
71. Denver
72. Cincinnati
73. New England (via Detroit)
74. Buffalo
75. Green Bay
76. Washington
77. Carolina
78. Miami
79. L.A. Rams (via Atlanta)
80. Cleveland
81. Minnesota
82. Tennessee
83. Pittsburgh
84. Kansas City (via Seattle)
85. Baltimore
86. Houston
87. Chicago
88. Detroit (via Philadelphia)
89. Indianapolis
90. Dallas
91. L.A. Chargers
92. Seattle (via Kansas City)
93. N.Y. Jets (via New Orleans)
94. L.A. Rams
95. N.Y. Giants (via New England, Cleveland)
96. Washington*
97. New England*
98. Jacksonville (via L.A. Rams)*
99. L.A. Rams*
100. Carolina*
101. New England*
102. Baltimore*

*compensatory picks

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Gunner Olszewski earning trust of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick with hard work

Gunner Olszewski earning trust of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick with hard work

The New England Patriots have had an unsettled receiver room for most of the 2019 season. At one time, it seemed like they had one of the best groups in the league. But the release of Antonio Brown and the team's decision to trade Demaryius Thomas left them a bit weaker at the position. And in recent weeks, they have been thin at the position due to injuries.

Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), Josh Gordon (knee/ankle), and Julian Edelman (chest) have all been dealing with various maladies over the course of the first six weeks of the season. Additionally, first-round rookie N'Keal Harry has been on IR since just after the team's final cuts.

With these absences, some unexpected contributors have been able to step up. And one of them is Gunner Olszewski. The undrafted rookie out of Bemidji State has earned a big role as a return man and has recently seen an increase in offensive action. And so far, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been impressed with his energy and effort.

"Gunner works really hard," Belichick told reporters at Saturday's media availability. "He gives a lot of effort to do, again, whatever we ask him to do. Whether that’s return kicks, cover kicks, block, catch – he works really hard. Just gives his best all of the time, so you can’t ask for anything more than that. He keeps getting better, so we’ll see where it goes. But, yeah, he’s a good, hard worker."

Of course, hard work is only part of the equation. In the Patriots' offense, it's important to have chemistry with Tom Brady. Has Olszewski done enough to earn Brady's trust so far?

"Yeah, definitely," Brady said when asked about his level of trust in Olszewski. "I think they’re – like I said, those guys are – when you’re young, you gain trust in practice, and a lot of it’s doing the right thing over and over and over again. Those guys are working at it. I mean, they’ve been here a short period of time, so try to get as many reps as you can and talk about things. You get coached up, and any young player, they’re trying to earn the trust of the coach and the players every day."

This is seemingly the most positive Brady has felt about his young receiving weapons this year. Perhaps the team's success against the New York Giants despite being limited to only one formation because of their lack of healthy personnel had an impact on Brady. And maybe that helped him to become more confidence in Olszewski and fellow undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers.

Either way, Brady will likely have to look Olszewski's way a bit more than usual on Monday night against the New York Jets. Josh Gordon is out for the game and so too are tight ends Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo. That should afford Olszewski a good opportunity to make his presence felt.

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Tom E. Curran's Patriots-Jets Preview: Pats facing MNF challenge

Tom E. Curran's Patriots-Jets Preview: Pats facing MNF challenge

The Patriots have had one game in which there was even a shred of doubt about the outcome into the fourth quarter. And even then, did anyone figure the Bills were going to score? Exactly.

But Monday night at MetLife the Patriots could get their second decent challenge of the season.

Despite their 1-4 record, the Jets just got capable quarterback Sam Darnold back and his presence made a huge difference in the team’s win over Dallas last week. As for the Patriots offense, which isn’t working at optimal potency, the Jets did a nice job against the Patriots in the first meeting between the teams after New England walked through them on their first three drives.

With 11 days to prepare for this, Josh McDaniels is sure to have hatched something to get Gregg Williams’ defense off-balance. But the Patriots are still hamstrung on offense by their personnel so this one could turn into a slugfest.

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