Coach Bill Belichick was asked Wednesday if he had any regrets about trading the opportunity to select Patterson at No. 29 overall two years ago in exchange for four draft picks.
"We made the decision based on what we felt was best for our team," Belichick said, via The Star Tribune. "That's what we always do. We felt like at that time it would be the best thing for our team, and that's what we did."
"I don't know. We didn't hold onto it," Belichick said. "There were a lot of good players at that point. We feel we got one with the player we picked plus the other selections we received in moving back."